Kin & Company

Kin & Company

Springdale, Arkansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Springdale, Arkansas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Alternative Indie





After tracking a separate record revolving around Kin & Company member Jonah Thornton’s struggles with mental health, the Cincinnati-based indie rock four-piece took a step back. Frustrated by his inability to properly convey his thoughts and emotions about his anxiety and depression, Jonah and co-songwriter Nathan Schieffer took some time from the studio band tucked away in the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia, and wrote music for the sake of music, removing themselves from the emotional weight of their prior project.

The result is a beautiful and patient set of tracks shaped by Schieffer and Thornton to offset the struggles they had been facing- still commenting on Thornotn’s own mental health, but supported with the backbone of their friendship and partnership within the band. Titled Conversations with the Pictures in My Head, the new album highlights the duo’s greatest strengths, and presents itself as close to the original writing process as the two have ever gotten.

Nine tracks, all stripped back and heavily focused on their storytelling, Conversations is a warm-spirited blend of indie folk and emo, welcoming a raw and candid listening experience. Closing the album is their latest single “Hallelujah, Amen”, a desert-late-night piece that evokes elements of Fleet Foxes, Houndmouth, and The Weeks, with a subtle Americana richness. The hopefulness of the song is a perfectly-timed exit for the project, acting as a sigh of relief from Thornton and Schieffer.

Listen to “Hallelujah, Amen” below, and purchase the album through Bandcamp here. - Dusty Organ

"New EP by Kin & Company // Willowack"

You might remember our last post about this cool indie Band from Cincinnati. Now theses guys are back with a brand new EP, a collaboration between the band Kin & Company itself and Willowack. The new EP contains three fabulous acoustic guitar driven indie folk songs, my favorite one: ‘Miles’, because it’s smooth downtempo ;-) Give it a listen and keep up with their new releases here:


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"Discovery: Kin & Company"

Kin & Company is an acoustic Americana artist from the USA. His new track I Sing Myself is packed with intimacy and poetry.

By Graeme Smith

I Sing Myself has a way with words. It’s self-deprecating but not self-indulgent. It’s introspective but relatable. The singer acknowledges his flaws and his errors of judgement with grace and humility and I was right there with him when he declares “I flip a coin for all these decisions I make, so half of the time I can’t avoid my mistakes.”

The whole story is told accompanied by acoustic guitar hooks and simple percussion to great effect. You can check out I Sing Myself below. - York Calling

"Kin & Company - ‘Be Pation’"

So cool to listen to Cincinnati-based artist Kin & Company’s new tune ‘Be Pation’. It’s such a fresh indie pop, rock and R&B mix and I really like the minimalism at the beginning of the song: Just some funky guitar licks, solid drums and a very strong voice. Oh, and don’t miss the guitar solo in the 2nd half…it’s simply amazing!

Listen to ‘Be Patient’ and stay tuned: - IndieTapes


Bury My Body, I Am a Seed (2022) [Releases Feb. 4th, 2022]

Conversations With the Pictures in My Head (2021)

12 Hrs. EP (2021)

Kin & Company / / Willowack EP (2020)

Everything is Beautiful, and Nothing Hurts (2020)

Amithedevil? (2020)

When She Sleeps EP (2019)



Kin & Company is an indie band led by multi-instrumentalist Jonah Thornton. 
 What began as a DIY side project for Jonah Thornton in the late winter months of 2018 became a full-fledged artist collective by mid-2019. Performers stepped in and out for the next two years (and records), leaving broad strokes and sonic landscapes across their live performances. With Thornton at the helm, the band toggled between intimate acoustic tracks and psychedelic-inspired guitar riffs. 
 2020 marked the release of their debut full length, “Amithedevil?” and their sophomore effort “Everything is Beautiful, and Nothing Hurts”. The two ambitious projects revealed the experimental nature of the collective and allowed for concentrated growth in musicianship and songwriting for Thornton. Following their sophomore LP, members of the collective retreated to the Shenandoah Mountains to write and record "Conversations with the Pictures in My Head", which featured a stripped acoustic-forward collection of intimate tracks. The season that followed found the band releasing a series of EPs, all mixed and co-produced by member Isaac Baker who worked heavily on "Conversations...". Russell Patterson and John Rhodes, previous members of the collective, joined forces permanently with Thornton immediately following the release of the band's fourth LP "Bury My Body, I Am a Seed", and after a series of rapid-fire shows, the trio retreated to the studio where they are currently working on their next installment. 

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