Atomic Soul

Children Having Children presents: ALIBI

Our new EP hits the figurative shelves this Friday. It's the first new Children Having Children music since 2014. Time flies? 

The songs on Alibi make me think of two people sitting across from each other at a table. Witnesses to each other's deeds and misdeeds. 

Struggling to salvage a relationship that's already lost while the coffees get cold, falling stupidly in love again over a bottle of bad wine. 

Or of me convincing a stellar drummer named Matthew Lauritsen into recording a few songs on good faith and a few beers, and plotting with an engineer named Bob Mallory in a midtown courtyard about what it should all sound like in the studio. 

photo by Shannon Thomas

photo by Shannon Thomas

A thousand of these small conspiratorial moments shaped our new songs. 

Many of the lyrics were started and scribbled on scattered pages while I sat in the corner of a coffee shop waiting on someone to join me. Some came easy, some fought me tooth and nail. Regardless, I'm very proud of the words that made the cut. 

They're words about beginnings and endings, about how difficult it can be to love somebody and how easy it can be to forget why you love somebody, and about how people can bring out the best and worst in each other. 

We hope that you take a moment to listen to these songs as we committed them to digital eternity, because the people who worked on Alibi bring out the best in my music and I can't say enough nice things about them. So I'll quit while I'm ahead. 

photo by David A. Palatsi

photo by David A. Palatsi

See you this Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Bowery Electric for our record release show, and we hope that Alibi speaks straight from our hearts to your ears. 

ALIBI is out this Friday, Feb. 16. Here's a sampler:


Lots of love,