Prison for Kids is a Los Angeles-based art-rock band formed in 2008 by César Ochoa & Christopher Dreisbach. The two met as graduate students at the American Film Institute Conservatory and quickly united over their mutual passion for both the caustic and ethereal spectra of rock 'n' roll. After years of writing and rehearsing in a soundproofed bedroom closet, the Kids released their first single "Long Gone" in 2011. More singles soon followed in anticipation of a 3 EP collection (Kitty, Dirty Numbers, It Is What It Isn't) which the band self-released in January 2013. By September, Prison for Kids already had a fresh set of songs in Ekduo, which expanded the duo's sound with new electronic textures.
2014 saw the release of Swill Purl, a post-punk odyssey guided by César's songwriting and Owen Granich-Young's production. 2015 found the band completing Ekduo's sister album, Revived Divine, after much tinkering in the studio.
Since then, the Kids have released two singles: "Business Decisions" and "Astillas" which signal a kind of return to their bedroom closet-rock days. Over the years, Prison for Kids have played numerous live shows at venues across the Los Angeles area, including: Three Clubs, Space 15 Twenty, The Bootleg, Ham & Eggs, Lot 1, Los Globos, The Other Door, The Silverlake Lounge, and Five Star Bar. Their live roster usually includes Keith Krey (drums) and Nick Cullen (bass).