Heartscape Landbreak

Heartscape Landbreak

Loamlands, Horizontal Hold

Fri, March 1, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC


This event is all ages

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Heartscape Landbreak
Heartscape Landbreak
At first a side project, now becoming something more. currently recording an ep for each season. most songs are about love for the land and people around me. others about the end of the world.
When Loamlands began, I wanted to break out of the folk-punk cocoon that I had spun around myself for eight years. The only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to write thoughtfully. I was on the cusp of something new, but I wasn’t quite there yet. I rarely plugged in. I was terrified by the idea of writing a song that revolved around something other than a feeling. I had internal guilt around loving the major label classic rock and country music my parents listened to. I never imagined wanting to croon like Loretta Lynn or play the perfect guitar lead — because "punk", because "fringe", because "queer". I slowly started to accept my own influences. I fell in love again with Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt and Kim Deal. And then I got them all tattooed on my arm, never to forget the powerhouses that I grew up on, that saved my life.

Sweet High Rise chronicles this journey of reaching outside of my self. When I learned - at a free school - that NC pride was born out of the protest and riots following the murder of two gay men on their way to a swimming hole in Durham I wrote Little River. Seeing the constant barrage of police, borne out of the institution of slavery, killing people of color, queer folk, and countless marginalized communities and getting away with it, I wrote "Get Ready". How can any thoughtful human not be angry at the current state of our world? Those people know that they will stay in poverty under the current system while the word “progress” is used as a pat on the back for liberal policy makers and developers. The same story is repeated under a different guise; slavery still exists — it’s just more covert. Prisons still cage folks and make them invisible to any passersby attending expensive reproductions of The Lion King or whatever at the multi-million dollar theater across the street.

I’ve been in the South, and in Durham in particular, most of my life. I see the same things happening to my small town that I’ve read about for years in history books. Speedy gentrification is raising property taxes and kicking poorer folks further towards the outskirts of town. We know this. On this record, I’m telling stories. Stories about love, about abuse, about Durham’s brutal history with LGBTQ and police violence. I’m telling stories of my own, stories that I’ve encountered, stories that enrage me and that maybe not everyone knows. These are reflections of a queer dirtbag in love, of owning the desire to kill all abusers, of small town break ups, of the pent up anxiety that comes being on the cusp of identifying as angry and of standing strongly as genderqueer when I am misidentified as "she" or "he." This record is a release.

I'm honored to have been able to place these ideas in the hands of musicians and pals like Will Hackney, Phil and Brad Cook, Matt McCaughan, Jon Ashley and Collier Reeves. I’m glad to be here and going further with friends. Thank you for helping me along the way.
Horizontal Hold
Horizontal Hold
We've been working on a long-player for a while now and are totally jazzed to present it to y'all, our fans and friends!
We're doing this with our pals at PotLuck .

It's called "The Silence".

We're doing a show at our beloved Pinhook--and we'll have copies of "The Silence" on compact disc with lovely sleeve artwork by our own Kim Walker (CDs come with a download code).
The album will also be available in other fun physical "formats" that come with download codes (luxurious scented candles, Kat Lamp's "Cat Levitating a Taco" HH t-shirts, whatever else we can think of).
Or, if you've transcended this physical world, simply steer yr World Wide Web browser over to horizontalholdnc.bandcamp.com and download the jams on or after 3/24.

Joining us will be the sometimes dramatic, sometimes chilly (but always chill) No One Mind. Their sprawling experimental psychpop tunes will have you blissed for days. (NOM synth-jockey Missy Thangs recorded our album and is our favorite wizard.)

You'll also get treated to the dulcet tones of our best band-pals Today's Forecast. Durham's supergroup to end all Durham supergroups! Folks from every band you love get together for a mighty 'n' muscular yet tender 'n' juicy post-punk / post-rock / post-toasties extravagnza.

We are Horizontal Hold. We're from Durham and we made a record. ♥
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701