The Love Language @ BV Loft during CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Chris La Putt

North Carolina' s The Love Language are gearing up for the release of their Merge debut, Libraries, due July 13th. A song from that is above. Around that release date the band will play a few small east coast headlining shows. Those include Mercury Lounge in NYC on July 15th with Arms, Pepper Rabbit and Tim Poovey. Tickets are now on sale.

Before then, the group will hit the road for another short string of dates, but this time as opener for their not-labelmates Camera Obscura (they used to be on Merge, but are now on 4AD). That includes the show at Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center on June 7th. Tickets are still on sale. All dates below.

For Record Store Day earlier this year, the band also put out a split 7-inch with their Merge label-mates Let's Wrestle.

On June 20th they're playing the Taste Of Randolph Street Festival in Chicago with Superchunk who also have two NYC shows and other tour dates coming up.

All Love Language tour dates, the new album cover and tracklist, and a video of frontman Stuart McLamb and producer B.J. Burton snowed in at the studio are below...

Chris La Putt

'Libraries' Tracklist
1. Pedals
2. Brittany's Back
3. This Blood Is Our Own
4. Summer Dust
5. Blue Angel
6. Heart to Tell
7. Anthophobia
8. Horophones
9. Wilmont
10. This Room

The Love Language - 2010 Tour Dates
Wed 05.26.10 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro Lounge
Thu 05.27.10 Greenville, NC Live Nightclub w/ Charming Youngsters, Gospel Years
Thu 06.03.10 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel *
Fri 06.04.10 Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square - Outdoors - FREE *
Sat 06.05.10 Richmond, VA The National *
Mon 06.07.10 New York, NY The Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center *
Sun 06.20.10 Chicago, IL Taste Of Randolph Street Festival w/ Superchunk, Headlights, Califone
Mon 07.12.10 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
Wed 07.14.10 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear's Place w/ David Dondero, Mean Creek
Thu 07.15.10 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ ARMS, Tim Poovey, Pepper Rabbit
Sat 07.17.10 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle w/ The Light Pines
Sat 09.11.10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival w/ Public Enemy, No Age
* w/ Camera Obscura

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