On the 11th of March 2011, the Earth moved. Literally. An unprecedented 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering tsunami waves of up to 40.5 meters traveling up to 10 km inland. The full extent of the impact on the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and its surroundings is still unknown. What was immediately shown to the world was the dignity and grace with which the Japanese people approached the horrors of these natural and man-made disasters. There was no looting, no violence, only compassion and helping hands. It is in this spirit that Kitten Charmer humbly offers With a Bow: A Benefit for Disaster Relief in Japan.
This album features new and rare recordings by Barbara Manning, Jon Langford (Mekons), The Wild Swans (Echo and the Bunnymen / Spiritualized), Matt Piucci (Rain Parade), Factory Star (The Fall), Steve Kilbey (The Church) & Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre), 50FOOTWAVE, Paula Frazer & Tarnation, Throwing Muses, The Moore Brothers, Kristin Hersh, Steven Roback (Rain Parade) and many more. 20 tracks total!
All artist and label proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for their disaster relief efforts.