EXCLUSIVE STREAM – NC Music Love Army – “We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest”

NC Music Love Army - Soundcheck at Kings

NC Music Love Army – Soundcheck at Kings

Our friends over at the NC Music Love Army have helped us start Thanksgiving week out right by offering up an exclusive stream of their upcoming compilation We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest, due out Tuesday, November 26th worldwide via Redeye Distribution. The album features 10 original protest anthems from well known artists such as Caitlin Cary, Jon Lindsay, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow), Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony), Snuzz (Ben Folds), Hiss Golden Messenger, Shirlette Ammons and many more – all of whom are members of the large new collective of NC’s finest musicians set to rage against the repressive machinations of the NC General Assembly, and its recent unprecedented regressive legislative actions under the leadership of the Republican super majority. The album was recorded this summer in Raleigh, NC, produced by solo artist Jon Lindsay; mixed by Chris Stamey, whose numerous credits include work with Big Star and Whiskeytown; and Greg Elkins.

WANFS cover

WANFS Album Art

The NC Music Love Army was sparked when, late in June of 2013, Old Ceremony front man Django Haskins posted a video of “We Are Not For Sale,” a straight ahead, sing-along protest song in direct reaction to countless pieces of immoral legislation being handed down by the Republican-led legislature of North Carolina. Inspired by Django’s song, Charlotte musician Jon Lindsay quickly penned, recorded and posted one of his own, “NC GOP You Don’t Know Me.”  That same night, songwriter Caitlin Cary, agitated and inspired upon her return from that night’s Moral Monday rally in Raleigh, saw her friend Jon’s video. She placed a call to Jon, and within hours they had set in motion the plan for what would become the NC Music Love Army.  What followed were choruses of “yes,” bridges of “how can I help?” and a songbook’s-worth of support and contributions from musicians and their fans from around the state.  In the span of only a few weeks, the Love Army has come a very long way.

Lindsay says of the album, “This project is so much bigger than all of us who’ve worked on it, and it’s easily one of the most important things I’ve ever been a part of to date, musically or otherwise. It is an honor and a pleasure to get to make such meaningful work with some of my best friends in the world. I love every artist and human being on this record, and encourage folks to get hip to the Love Army. We’re coming, and we’re not going to relent until we reclaim our State and restore its rightful reputation as a forward-thinking, loving place that fosters tolerance, progress, equality, decency, justice and freedom for all people.”

NC Music Love Army – We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest

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