World Cafe Next: Loamlands

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Kym Register of Loamlands.
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Durham, N.C.'s Kym Register had a dilemma: When you're a committed member of the folk-punk scene, an outsider, a LGBTQ activist and a leader of the area's hip kids, is it cool to acknowledge the music that's in your heart — when that music is the guitar pop of bands like Fleetwood Mac that dominated your parents' record collection?

After years in the folk band Midtown Dickens, Register resolved that internal conflict and formed Loamlands with a friend, Will Hackney. The band releases its new album, Sweet High Rise, on Oct. 25. Hear two songs at the audio link.

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