"A way back to youth," offers frontman/songwriter Steven Kaiser when asked to describe his band Children Having Children. "Atomic rock."
Steeped in equal parts rock & roll, alternative, and post-everything, then stirred with the orchestral ambitions of the cinema and sweetened with noise, CHC likes to do as they please in an attempt to pay homage to the legacy of great songwriting. Kaiser sees the band as "the outlet for things I can't say any other way. There's a density, a symmetry, an inevitability to our music -- tension and release with a deceptive ability to explode at any moment. Pressing a needle up to the nerve."
Drummer Ryan Deeter and bassist Matt Heymann joined Kaiser’s long-term studio project in 2016, and the live band made its debut with a string of packed NYC shows before heading into the studio to work on a trio of EPs. CHC released Alibi in early 2018 and premiered its first video for the single "Checkerboard Red" (dir. by James Berry & Matt Heymann).
These EPs will be the first recordings since the band delivered its critically-inflamed debut album Mice in late 2014. Following two warmup EPs (Flush and Children Having Children), Mice featured guest appearances by Terry Moore of The Parlour Tricks, Elijah Miller of Hawk and Dove, and Rob Van Saders of Habits. As with Alibi, the album's artwork showcased the photography of frequent collaborator David A. Palatsi.
Kaiser adds, "We live in the greatest city in the world and look forward to conveying that excitement to you. Thank you for your patronage in these trying times." Stay tuned to childrenhavingchildren.com for news, music, tour dates, and other off-color remarks.