Left to right; Ben Moore, Shawn Knight, Brandon Sczomak, Sean Clancy (photo by Trever Long)
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Labels||Forge Again Records / Joyful Noise Recordings|
|Past members||Zach Norton
Child Bite is an American post-punk/art rock band formed in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, currently signed with Joyful Noise Recordings. The band was established by Shawn Knight, the guitarist/vocalist and sole original member through multiple personnel changes in the band.
Child Bite's sound consists of atonal guitar melodies, distorted bass and organ, frequent rhythmic shifts, and frenzied, howling vocals. Earlier recorded material often included additional instruments such as saxophone and violin. Their lyrical content is abstract and metaphorical, often dealing with topics such as fear, paranoia, and despair. Their sound has been described as "enormous and predatory, from the baleful rhythm section to Shawn Knight’s [frightening vocals]." They are self-described and acknowledged by authorities in the genre as having a "horrorshow/slasher-flick" flair, which descriptors apply to their records, their album art and their music videos. Their visual aesthetic is directed by their vocalist, Shawn Knight, who works professionally as a graphic artist.
In the spring of 2013, Child Bite was chosen as the B-Side for the notorious David Yow of Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid(as well as many other well-known projects). Also appearing in the 2013 Cause & Effect Trilogy, was Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (paired with Talk Normal), and Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. (paired with Dumb Numbers).
- Shawn Knight – Vocals, Guitar, Sampler
- Sean Clancy - Bass
- Brandon Sczomak - Guitar
- Jeff Kraus - Drums
- Ben Moore - Drums
- Zach Norton – Guitar, Bass
- Danny Sperry - Drums
- Christian Doble - Saxophone, Backing Vocals
- Monomania/Vision Crimes LP (2013, Joyful Noise Recordings)
- The Living Breathing Organ Summer LP (2010, JNR/FAR)
- Fantastic Gusts of Blood LP (2008, SSM)
- Wild Feast LP (2006, SSM)
- Monomania EP (2012, Joyful Noise Recordings)
- Split 12" w/ Dope Body (2011, FAR)
- Exquisite Luxury EP (2008, SSM)
- Gold Thriller EP (2007, JNR/SSM)
- Physical Education Split EP w/ Stationary Odyssey (2007, JNR)
- Demonomaniacs 7" w/ Hellmouth, Old Gods & Golden Torso (2013, Dyspepsidisc)
- Chickenshit Conformists 7" w/ Hellmouth, Old Gods & Golden Torso (2013, Dyspepsidisc)
- Family Men 7" w/ Hellmouth, Old Gods & Golden Torso (2012, Bellyache)
- Split 7" w/ DD/MM/YYYY (2009, Wham City/Dyspepsidisc)
- Split 7" w/ Big Bear (2009, JNR)
- Split 7" w/ This Moment In Black History (2009, FAR)
- Official website
- Child Bite on Facebook
- Child Bite on Myspace
- Forge Again Records
- Joyful Noise Recordings
- Suburban Sprawl Music
- "Artist Profile: Child Bite". Child Bite. Joyful Noise Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- Sant, John. "Who the fuck is Child Bite?". Fine Print Magazine. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- Tuttle, Jeff. "PREMIERE: CHILD BITE'S SPLATTERY MUSIC VIDEO, "THE NAB MUNCH IS ON"". Fangoria. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- Minsker, Evan. "Listen: New Tracks From Thurston Moore and Talk Normal, From New Split 7" Series". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- "CHECK OUT THIS NEW SPLIT SEVEN-INCH FROM DAVID YOW AND CHILD BITE". VICE. Retrieved May 16, 2013.