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Life crises spark birth of The Love Language (Created February 20, 2013)
On a downward spiral that included a bad breakup, constant drinking and eventual incarceration, Stuart McLamb put the breaks on his early-life crisis by turning to music. The North Carolina native embarked on a recording project meant for the ears of his ex-girlfriend a circle of confidants. Ultimately, it became something much bigger.
The Love Language, as McLamb's band is now known, was an early mess of moody piano ballads, emotional maladies and rocking rejection tunes. Their self-titled debut was released through Portland Independent label Bladen County in March 2009, with McLamb describing the project as a "near-death, bottom-rising situation." It received some critical praise and caught the attention of fellow North Carolina rockers, The Rosebuds, who asked The Love Language to join them on tour.
During the conception of their second album, "Libraries," McLamb's ensemble (including Missy Thangs on keyboard and his brother Jordan McLamb on drums) disbanded to pursue other projects. As a result, McLamb moved back to Raleigh and worked with producer/engineer BJ Burton to hone the sound, direction and energy of the record. Critics embraced the colorful arrangements, guitar swirls and bluesy ballads, and The Love Language carried that momentum on tour.
There's still no word on when The Love Language's long-awaited third album will be out, but they do have several shows booked for April 2013 at The Garage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They'll also be playing at the SoapBox Laundro Lounge in Wilmington on Saturday, April 13, with opening acts Jenny Besetzt and Lollipops.
The Love Language Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|The Love Language||2009|
Top 10 The Love Language Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Heart To Tell||9,371||3,174|
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The Love Language Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/30/2014 Wilmington NC Bourgie Nights 08/27/2014 Augusta GA Sky City 08/26/2014 Charleston SC The Pour House 08/25/2014 Athens GA Green Room 08/06/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle Back Room 07/26/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 05/16/2014 Knoxville TN Pilot Light 05/15/2014 Louisville KY Rye 04/25/2014 Raleigh NC Cameron Village Shopping Center 04/19/2014 Atlanta GA 529 04/18/2014 Asheville NC The Mothlight 04/12/2014 Saxapahaw NC Haw River Ballroom 04/10/2014 Brooklyn NY Baby's All Right 04/09/2014 Washington DC DC9 Nightclub 03/22/2014 Durham NC Motorco Music Hall 02/07/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
The Love Language Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/07/2013 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade 12/06/2013 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade 10/17/2013 Dallas TX Club Dada 09/20/2013 Atlanta GA Masquerade 09/20/2013 Atlanta GA Masquerade 09/19/2013 New Orleans LA Gasa Gasa 09/18/2013 Houston TX Mango's 09/17/2013 Dallas TX Club Dada 09/16/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 09/14/2013 Tucson AZ Club Congress 09/13/2013 Scottsdale AZ Pub Rock 09/13/2013 Scottsdale AZ Pub Rock 09/12/2013 San Diego CA Soda Bar 09/11/2013 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater 08/31/2013 Kansas City MO Czar Bar 08/03/2013 Charlottesville VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar 08/02/2013 Richmond VA Strange Matter 08/01/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 07/30/2013 Allston MA Great Scott 07/28/2013 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 07/27/2013 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 07/26/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 05/05/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
The Love Language Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/09/2012 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre 10/31/2012 Winston-Salem NC Krankies Coffee
The Love Language Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 04/16/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 02/24/2011 Syracuse NY The Westcott Theater 02/21/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 02/19/2011 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 02/09/2011 Houston TX Engine Room