Attention, fans of the Sword, Mastodon or simply progressive metal that keeps one foot in the old school yard while managing to graduate to the next level of shredding: your new favorite band landed in record stores today.
Children are a NYC-based band formed via jam sessions between guitarists Skyler Spohn, Jonny 'Rad' Ollsin (formerly of Vancouver's S.T.R.E.E.T.S.), and drummer Adam Bennati (currently also with Early Man) and their debut, Hard Times Hangin At The End Of The World , has been in heavy rotation in my house for months. Maddeningly enough, it's pretty hard to check out their stuff online without buying it, as neither their MySpace site nor their page on the Kemado site have much up there. However, I really can't recommend it enough and I've made it a personal mission to harass their publicist incessantly until he manages to confirm some west coast tour dates for these guys. You've been warned.