"Chapel Hill's The Love Language began in 2007 as lead singer and songwriter Stuart McLamb found himself living with his parents after a particularly disastrous break-up. He rented a storage space, borrowed some gear and started recording the album on a 4-track. He passed the songs around, and when he received an invitation from The Rosebuds to kick off their Life Like tour, he formed a band with six of his closest friends.The Love Language announced their Merge signing on October 1st. This Tuesday, October 20th, they'll kick off a busy CMJ week in NYC with at least five shows. One of those shows is that Wednesday night showcase at The Bell House with Surf City, Pete & The Pirates, and Let's Wrestle.The last one on their schedule is the BrooklynVegan party happening Friday night in a secret Williamsburg loft (details TBA any second). All dates and some videos below...
The Love Language's self-titled debut was released in March of 2009 by Portland's Bladen County Records to rave reviews. Several heralded performances at SXSW and the Monolith Festival and tours opening for Cursive, Rural Alberta Advantage, and Headlights have established Stuart as a songwriter to watch and The Love Language as a not-to-be-missed live band.
The Love Language are currently at work on their sophomore record which will be released on Merge Records in 2010. Stuart says, "As of yesterday I've overdrawn my bank account by $200, my girlfriend dumped me and my car won't start. I think this Merge deal could be a real turning point."" [Merge Records]
The Love Language - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 20 @ 3:30P - Piano's (CMJ), NYC
Oct 21 @ 10:00P - The Bellhouse (CMJ), NYC
Oct 22 @ 5:00P - Crash Mansion (CMJ), NYC
Oct 23 @ 10:00P - The Living Room (CMJ), NYC
Oct 23 @ 12:30AM - BrooklynVegan loft party, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 6 @ 8:00P - Troika Music Fest venue TBA, Durham, North Carolina
Dec 31 - NYE SHOW @ LOCAL 506!!! Chapel Hill, North Carolina