Freedom of the Press

by Various Artists

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Kith & Kin, the new transatlantic label based in New Jersey, USA and
Huddersfield, UK, is pleased to announce its inaugural release, Freedom of the Press.

The contributing artists showcase the breadth and vibrancy of the modern psychedelic songwriter scene, sharing a tone, point-of-view and collective vibe that permeates the album.

It was our intention to highlight music with a sense of joy and being free. And when I listen now, I hear a lightness to the songs, a sweetness and ease, the collective sigh of the artistic plight that also combats powerlessness and draws us closer.

It’s not protest music per se, but the music on Freedom of the Press is imbued with the characteristics and vibes of the protest music and “Cosmic American” cultural shift of the late-’60s and beyond. I hear bits and pieces of Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons and Fleetwood Mac, John Fahey and Neil Young, the MC5 and John Coltrane, Ravi Shankar and Joni Mitchell.

The musicians on Freedom of the Press are urgent and contemporary. They present us with their offerings. Living and working as artists and free-thinkers in unkind times is its own method of protest against abusive power. Ride on.


released July 27, 2018

Mastered by Dominic Tanner at Bojanic Audio & Mastering, Manchester, UK
Executive Producer: Scott McDowell
Art Direction/Design: Darryl Norsen
Publicity: Clandestine Label Services, Adam Downey & Tom Abbs

Track #2 (The Weather Station) recorded live at WFUV and engineered by Chris Russo
Track #14 (75 Dollar Bill) recorded live at WFMU and engineered by Serge Z

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Special thanks to Cory Rayborn, Nick Mitchell Maiato, Trevor Timm, Noelle Nish, Dave Kormann, Mark Koch, AtoZ Media.

Copyright 2018 Kith & Kin


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Freedom of the Press New Jersey

All proceeds from the sale of this album go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century.

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