Loamlands is a distorted country music outfit that places queer storytelling at the forefront of their music.  they intimately grapple with identity by playing with genre and history, twisting tales by tweaking pronouns and falling in love with records, not people.  their sophomore release, Lez Dance, is just out this summer on Cruisin Records.  similarly to sweet high rise, Lez Dance is hook and story driven, this time stripped down to explore a new kind of vulnerability.  according to Noisey, “Loamlands music is ‘written to directly address North Carolina, the people in the Durham diy scene, and the areas long history with LGBT communities and police violence. the themes that register … wrestle’[s] with throughout - queerness, police violence and general intolerance to those who refuse to adhere to any kind of binary - are poignant no matter where you live.”