Arcade Fire’s US support band The Love Language release FREE single


Following recent shows supporting ARCADE FIRE in the US, THE LOVE LANGUAGE will play their debut European shows later this year. So far they’ve confirmed an appearance at End Of The Road Festival – September 3rd. Plus the awesome FREE Download of first single ‘Pedals’ – available HERE:

Freshly signed to ONE FOUR SEVEN RECORDS for the UK and Europe (home to Superchunk, Wintersleep, David Bazan et al) and on MERGE in the US, The Love Language will release, ‘Libraries’, an album of future alt-pop classics on September 5th 2011.

The Love Language, initiated by Stuart McLamb, is a fortunate by-product of the North Carolina native’s rudderless mid-20s. A tempest of breakup, inebriation, and incarceration found the abandoned songwriter embarking on a storage-space recording project to slow his seeming disintegration. The growing body of emotional fight songs, committed to MP3 with a high-school era multi-track recorder, became postcards from exile, a way to let his friends and former flames know he was getting along, battered but not beaten.

‘The Love Language was never intended to be a band,’ explains McLamb. ‘Those songs were never intended to be for anyone except my ex-girlfriend. That was my outlet, and at one point, it caught fire.’ The self-immolating beauty of the budget correspondences was exhausting and triumphant.

Although his self-titled debut, The Love Language, was applauded for its fashionable fidelity, it was more of a testament to the impulsive nature of his art than about contributing to a larger movement. ‘Lo-Fi is almost an anti-aesthetic, for me it’s more about “Let’s capture the moment.” Among the moments captured on his One Four Seven Records debut are Spector-esque walls of reckless sound, cavernous drums, middle-school percussion, and moody swells of stringed instruments, all decorated hastily with stray leads, which bleed beautifully all over everything.

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