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Texas screamo duo CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD share new thought-provoking video for emotional track “Sadistic Gift”

Taken from the recent EP release “Pulling the Knife Out of My Back” (The Ghost Is Clear Records), “Sadistic Gift” by CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD serves as a essence of angular, yet melodic screamo. Their tinkering among the record’s atmospherics results in truly majestic results and the band’s new video by  Andy Wallis (Displaced/Replaced) displays it expertly. Today, we’re thrilled to give you its official premiere, along with special commentary below.

Comments Tom, the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for CLTG: “This song was written while working two jobs in the middle of the pandemic. In the everyday, we’re forced to be apart of a system or structure we never asked for and the dream of freedom in any sense seems merely a wish. However, it is reality and whatever we process or internalize is not a dream; or if it is, we are living in that dream. We are experiencing cognizant thought and the out-of-body parallel, simultaneously. However high you climb does not undo the harsh reality of existence at large.”

Children's Letters To God

Andy Wallis (Displaced/Replaced) adds:

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘–π‘› π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘π‘’β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘£π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘œ π‘€π‘Žπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘“π‘™π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦π‘  𝑖𝑛 π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘žπ‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦ 𝑛𝑒𝑀 𝑝𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑒 π‘œπ‘“ π‘šπ‘œπ‘π‘–π‘™π‘’ π‘‘π‘’π‘β„Žπ‘›π‘œπ‘™π‘œπ‘”π‘¦ π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ 𝑏𝑒 π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘ π‘Ž β€œπ‘ π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘ 𝑔𝑖𝑓𝑑”.

“From the harsh sweatshop-like conditions of those making the devices, to the “burner boys” in Agbogbloshie (Ghana) who receive unwanted technology and breathe in toxic fumes from burning off plastic to then sell the copper wiring. To the class inequalities that are present in most societies, and to the pollution that comes as a result from these technologies which contribute to the suffocation of the planet. All of these consequences may be a β€œsadistic gift” delivered from those who control and drive the never-ending desire for the next new device.”

Children’s Letters to God is an aggressive response to an unstable time in history, dealing with personal loss, uncertainty, and the chaos in between.

Dabbling with elements of crust, grind, and hardcore, the band lets blast beats pummel the senses; yet, never straying too far from the melodic interludes that make screamo great. Tom Rabon (Exhalants) and Scott Osment (Deaf Club) have set out to make the music that inspires their outlook on hardcore- fast and angular, but with harmony and catchy riffs. The funny thing about letters to God, is that they never make it.​

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