Nana Grizol, Loamlands, Benjamin Shepherd
A pair of absolutely amazing acts are hitting the road together and we’re humbled to be included on the short list! NANA GRIZOL is from Athens, on Orange Twin/Plan-It-X and part of the legendary Elephant 6 collective bringing the killer Athens alternative indie/punk sounds on the road for over a decade now and featuring a who’s who of that scene! They’ll be playing alongside LOAMLANDS, the project of Kym Register, a key figure in the Durham music scene and one whose work we’ve been a fan of since before getting in touch. Their project focuses on sorts of Strange Matter-centric topics like LGBTQ rights, overcoming fears and pains, problems in the poor rural south, police brutality and other topics which should be at the forefront of art and media. They’ll be joined by local infamous anti-folk prince-turned-full-classic-rock-act, the one and only BENJAMIN SHEPHERD and an all-star cast backing his politically charged and amazingly contageous future-hits!