Durham, North Carolina’s Loamlands offer their debut release, Some Kind Of Light, an EP of stirring Americana and Southern rock tunes penned by Kym Register and Will Hackney. The duo have collaborated for years, and the newly formed Loamlands provides a platform for each musician to express contemporary ideas through an array of Southern musical styles. Lead vocalist Kym Register delivers powerful tales of perseverance, justice and uncertainty, frequently blurring the lines between the personal and the political. When Register was 13, her grandfather, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, gave her his first guitar and inspired her to follow him into a life of music. After he died, he left behind hundreds of home recordings of classic country tunes, a personal library of Southern music history that Register explored while composing the songs for Some Kind Of Light. Recorded in 3 days in rural North Carolina with members of Megafaun and Lost in the Trees serving as rhythm section, Some Kind Of Light is an essential introduction to one of North Carolina’s most exciting new bands.
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