Best "no-wave" band ever? Incredibly tight and rhythmically compelling, with a unique way of organizing noisy timbres into catchy hooks...and it's fun too.
Favorite track: Straight Out Of Compton.
After hearing CHILD ABUSE, the trio's moniker seems more like a reference to violence inflicted by a toddler rather than upon one. The group's growled vocals, manic riffs and copious double-kick drumming nod to death metal. These loopy tones align with Tim Dahl's fuzzed-out bass and Oran Canfield's dense, swinging beats to create a highly technical sound that's also weirdly playful.
- Time Out New York
In their ten years of existence, CHILD ABUSE have become much more than a jarring name. The NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, and Grind (among other things) into something entirely their own, all the while becoming one of the most innovative, and polarizing bands in New York. "Trouble in Paradise", the band's third full-length release, expands on their forays into uncharted musical territory.
released October 14, 2014
Tim Dahl: bass, vocals
Eric Lau: keyboards, vocals
Oran Canfield: drums
Recorded by Andrew Barker with Eli Crews
Mixed by Ben Greenberg
Mastered by Alex Theoret
Cover art by Albert Oehlen