Posted in music | tour dates on January 6, 2011

DOWNLOAD: a North Carolina mix by Stuart McLamb of Love Language (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Telekinesis - Car Crash (MP3)

The Love Language @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Jessica Amaya)
The Love Language

BJ Burton of The Love Language's Favorite Albums of 2010

Birds of Avalon - "Birds of Avalon"
Not sure if this has been released yet, but this record slays in just about every angle.

War on Drugs - "Future Weather EP"
Probably played this guy a dozen times on the drive from Austin to LA this year. Can not wait for their next one.

Wye Oak - "My Neighbor/My Creator"
So glad to meet these guys this year and be introduced to their brilliance. A couple of shredders for sure. This record gives me chills at times.

Gayngs - "Relayted"
A super group of good friends who party harder than you do, and made one smooth ass record.

Tallest Man on Earth - "The Wild Hunt"
If you can get on board with Kristian's beast of an incredible voice, he'll take you to some pretty sweet places with his music.

Sharon Van Etten - "Epic"
Dark, beautiful and intimate. I'm a sucker for harmonium as well.

Here We Go Magic - "Pigeons"
Jen Turner is one hell of an engineer, and I love these songs.

Local Natives - "Gorilla Manor"
Justin and Jordan played Sun Hands waaayy too many times in the van this year. But I'm not complaining

Merge label-mates The Love Language and Telekinesis are hitting the road in February for a North American tour that will last until middle March (though SXSW dates remain conspicuously open). That tour includes two NYC shows, as the pair will hit Mercury Lounge on 3/9 (tickets) and The Rock Shop on 3/10 (tickets).

Telekinesis have a new LP on the way. 12 Desperate Straight Lines is due on 2/15 via Merge Records (preorder it). Download "Car Crash" from that album above. The heart of Telekinesis is singer/songwriter Michael Benjamin Lerner and his band now consists of a pair of fresh faces: Jason Narducy (of the Robert Pollard band and Verbow) on bass and Cody Votolato (from Jaguar Love and The Blood Brothers) on guitar.

The Love Language are still supporting their 2010 release, and speaking of 2010 releases, you can see which ones BJ Burton enjoyed from his list above. Also above: a mixtape by BJ's band-mate Stuart of all fellow North Carolina bands. The tracklist for that is below along with all tour dates and KEXP video sessions by both bands, and more...

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The Love Language - Lalita (Live on KEXP)

Stuart McLamb's "Lokols" mixtape tracklist (download it above)
01. The Dirty Little Heaters - City Square (Churchkey)
02. Gross Ghost - Leslie (Grip Tapes)
03. Last Year's Men - I'll Be Gone (Churchkey)
04. Penname - U R U N I M E (Self Released)
05. Veelee - Blood's Sake (Grip Tapes)
06. The Moaners - Ramblin' (Holidays for Quince)
07. Old Bricks - Splinter (Grip Tapes)
08. Naps - Beast in the Jungle (Digg Up Tapes)
09. Cassis Orange - Listen Heartbeat (Grip Tapes)
10. Beach Body - Month of May (Song Donkey)
11. Spiderbags - Take It Easy Tonite (Churchkey)
12. Towers - Big Sky (Self Released)
13. Shit Horse - Get Out of My Face (Odessa)
14. Jeremy Walton - Eden (Self Released)
15. Wild Wild Geese - Stuck Inside (Odessa)

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Telekinesis - One Step Forward (Live on KEXP)

TELEKINESIS - 12 Desperate Straight Lines Tracklist
1. You Turn Clear In The Sun
2. Please Ask For Help
3. 50 Ways
4. I Cannot Love You
5. Dirty Thing
6. Car Crash
7. Palm Of Your Hand
8. I Got You
9. Fever Chill
10. Country Lane
11. Patterns
12. Gotta Get It Right Now

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TELEKINESIS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 18 Bellingham, WA Jinx Arts Space
Feb 20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop Festival - Cafe Du Nord w/ Versus & The Love Language
Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
Feb 25 San Diego, CA The Casbah *
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ The Sail Inn *
Feb 28 Norman, OK The Opolis *
Mar 01 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr *
Mar 02 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
Mar 04 Chicago, IL Schubas *
Mar 05 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
Mar 06 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 07 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
Mar 08 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear's Place *
Mar 09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
Mar 10 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop *
Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Mar 12 Washington, DC The Red Palace *
Mar 13 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Mar 14 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
Mar 22 Denver, CO Hi Dive
Mar 23 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Mar 24 Boise, ID Neurolux
Mar 26 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Mar 27 Vancouver, BC Media Club
* = w/ The Love Language

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THE LOVE LANGUAGE - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jan 14 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge w/ Onward Soldiers
Jan 15 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Feb 20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop Festival - Cafe Du Nord *
Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
Feb 25 San Diego, CA The Casbah *
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ The Sail Inn *
Feb 28 Norman, OK The Opolis *
Mar 01 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr *
Mar 02 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
Mar 04 Chicago, IL Schubas *
Mar 05 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
Mar 08 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear's Place *
Mar 09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
Mar 10 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop *
Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Mar 12 Washington, DC The Red Palace *
Mar 14 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
* = w/ Telekinesis

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Comments (30)

The Love Language is mad underrated!

Posted by NJU | January 6, 2011 4:53 PM

YOU SELL IT I BUY IT

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 5:06 PM

BJ Burton of the Love Language? who is that? who the fuck cares what he thinks? this is a good band, but the only member who matters is the guy who writes and sings all the songs, duh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 5:20 PM

Both shows 21+? That's awful, the majority of fans of Telekinesis are under 21

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 5:30 PM

MISSY THANGS

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 6:04 PM

Libraries is my fave 2010 release. Love the Love Language and they're fantastic live. Go.

Posted by Ben | January 6, 2011 6:34 PM

5:20, why are you so angry? I have a feeling you're the same person that ruined the Iron and Wine Contest yesterday.
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/01/iron_wine_playi_2.html

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 6:57 PM

BJ plays guitar in Love Language. And I think he and Stu recorded the new album together.

Posted by Dianne | January 6, 2011 6:57 PM

The Love Language is playing Linnemans in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 3rd.

Posted by uwmryan | January 6, 2011 6:59 PM

"ils sucent" that's "They Suck" in love language

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 7:39 PM

an anonymous douchebag commenting "who the fuck cares what he thinks?" is just awesomely ironic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 8:32 PM

21st century schizoid man

Posted by anon | January 6, 2011 8:52 PM

BJ Burton also produced The Love Language's hit album, Libraries 5:20.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 9:00 PM

BJ BURTON IS HOT AS SHIT!!! I'd luv to play your sexy ass at TimePilot!

Posted by rawleeite | January 6, 2011 10:53 PM

i heard this bj burton fella has sex with dogs, and that he just plays along to guitar tracks that stu previously recorded..

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 11:50 PM

hummus...

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 12:06 AM

Haha, you guys are all off. He plays guitar for Telekinesis.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 12:08 AM

and a great sounding guitarist from what I've seen

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 12:12 AM

I just gave my boyfriend a BJ....

Posted by BJ's Boyfriend | January 7, 2011 12:15 AM

Saw this lineup of Telekinesis open for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin at Bowery last year. I was really pleasantly surprised. Can't wait for the new record.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 9:08 AM

love language rule. definitely going to mer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:13 PM

mer. ? oh Mercury...

one more letter is all you needed to be understood.... were you in that much of a hurry?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:24 PM

Lo

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 3:08 PM

Ha, I love this...and just remember, hide your pets when I come to town

Posted by BJ Burton | January 7, 2011 3:13 PM

This band might be cool...if it didn't suck so bad.

Posted by h8terade | January 7, 2011 7:58 PM


"This band might be cool...if it didn't suck so bad."

I can tell by your name "h8terade" that you mean business !

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 8:38 PM

This band might be cool...if it didn

Posted by شات | January 7, 2011 8:53 PM

Telekinesis is good, but love language just strikes me as another bland indy rip off of too many people on stage and boring melodies. Wish they weren't touring together so I didn't have to risk sitting through any of that trash.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2011 9:25 PM

I heard BJ Burton once wrestled three bears, while ice skating...and giving his uncle a prince albert, with his teeth.

Posted by la la lucy lips. | January 8, 2011 11:47 PM

This is an old thread but I just saw Love Language play two nights ago on this tour and they blew my mind -- Fucking amazing band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 10:40 AM

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