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May 28, 2019

Loamlands Shares “Soni Wolf Grandmother” Track




LISTEN & SHARE: Loamlands – “Soni Wolf Grandmother”

LISTEN & SHARE: Loamlands – “Some Boy You Don’t Need”

“‘Soni Wolf Grandmother,’ a sparse, evocative and powerful new single that shines through with remarkable poignancy.”
– The 405

“The track is a beautifully arranged, intimate, country-tinged songwriter track sure to demand your attention in a subtle yet powerful way.”
– Austin Town Hall

“Even if you don’t know Register’s backstory, you can still hear that Sweet High Rise is a compelling, beautiful, and starkly political record.”
– Bitch Media

“…a lush guitar pop sound that pulls from the late ’70s rock and country.” 
– BrooklynVegan

“It’s a deeply emotional album, peppered with moments of tension, sadness, yearning, joy, and pain.” 
– Indy Week

Loamlands has shared the new track “Soni Wolf Grandmother”. Prior to this, Loamlands announced their new LP ‘Lez Dance’ and shared the single “Some Boy You Don’t Need”.  The LP will be out 6/7 on Cruisin Records. Tour dates below.

When talking about the track Kym Register says, “Soni Wolf Grandmother questions our queer origin stories by exploring the identities of our elders.  Soni Wolf Founded Dykes on Bikes. But what was she like outside of that narrative? What was it like to gay in the 70’s / 80’s? What was it like when there were fewer gender identities? What was is like for my grandmother? What would they be like now?  How can we tell the stories outside of the lenses of our own narratives?”

Tour Dates:
6/8 North Star Church of the Arts (Durham, NC)  *Record Release*
7/27 Saxapahaw Summer Concert Series (Saxapahaw, NC)

Loamlands is a distorted country music outfit based in North Carolina that places queer storytelling at the forefront. Their music intimately grapples with identity, pronouns and experiencing a queer existence in both modern-day and historical southern culture.

Lez Dance, the sophomore full-length from country-folk band Loamlands is a genre-bending record exhibiting the narrative-heavy lyrics lead singer Kym Register is well-known for. Many tracks are intentionally bare bones, pushing raw vocals from Register to the fore font. With a multi-instrumental foundation featuring cello, trumpet, pedal steel, and more, the album’s tempos and song structures vary and are not prescribed to rhythm sections or click tracks.

Writing narrative-heavy songs has become an important part of creating music for Register, and Lez Dance continues to exemplify their penchant for storytelling. Their words are especially intimate as they navigate a tale of coming out and narrating familiar identity struggles from a southern and genderqueer perspective.

Recorded in the summer of 2018 by Kris Hilbert at Greensboro’s Legitimate Business (Solar Halos / The Body / The Love Language) and mastered by Mell Dettmer (SunO) / Earth.)

The album’s lead single “Some Boy You Don’t Need” is a song for the closest of friends that will go to any extreme to save each other from settling.