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10 Best Songs of the Week: Wand, Idlewild, Barrie, Charly Bliss, SOAK, and More

Plus The Love Language, Foxygen, These New Puritans, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 08, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week was almost just a Top 8. However two fun, but seriously inessential, songs from the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack skated in at the bottom of the list. Veteran Scottish rockers Idlewild surprised us with an interesting new song, even though we admittedly haven't paid much attention to their last few albums.  More

The Love Language Shares New Song “Bees”

On Tour This Month with Teenage Fanclub

Feb 07, 2019

The Love Language (aka Stuart McLamb) released a new album, Baby Grand, last August via Merge. Now, ahead of his February tour dates, including some shows opening for Teenage Fanclub, McLamb has shared a brand new song, "Bees." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

Jul 16, 2018

The Love Language (aka Stuart McLamb) is releasing a new album, Baby Grand, on August 3 via Merge. Now he has shared perhaps the best song yet from Baby Grand, the catchy "Juiceboxx." He has also announced a competition where you can remix the song. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Jun 21, 2018

The Love Language (aka Stuart McLamb) is releasing a new album, Baby Grand, on August 3 via Merge. It's his first in five years and previously he shared two songs from it, "Castle in the Sky" (which was our #1 Song of the Week) and "Southern Doldrums." Now he has shared another song from the album, "New Amsterdam," via its colorful video.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren't overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week.  More

May 22, 2018

The Love Language (aka Stuart McLamb) has announced a new album, Baby Grand, his first in five years, and shared two songs from it, "Castle in the Sky" and "Southern Doldrums." More

Hopscotch 2018 Lineup - Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, and More

Raleigh, NC Festival in September Also Features MC50, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, Waxahatchee, and Others

May 15, 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival has announced its initial 2018 lineup. Highlights include Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, MC50 performing MC5's Kick Out the Jams, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, More

The Love Language: My Firsts - Stuart McLamb Discusses Some of His Early Experiences

McLamb on His First Kiss, First Time Getting Drunk, and Early Musical Experiences

Oct 07, 2013

For this My Firsts we talk to The Love Language's Stuart McLamb. The North Carolina native is the main creative force behind the band, whose third album, Ruby Red, was released in July by Merge. Read on as McLamb discusses his first kiss, the album his parents wouldn't let him listen to, and dressing up his dog as a cartoon villain. More

The Love Language – “Calm Down” Video

Ruby Red Out Now Via Merge

Jul 24, 2013

An astronaut gets dumped in “Calm Down” the new video from The Love LanguageMore

Jul 18, 2013

Here is a roundup of all the notable upcoming albums available to stream on various websites this week. More

Listen: The Love Language - “Pilot Light”

New Album Ruby Red Out July 23

Jun 12, 2013

Ruby Red, the latest album from North Carolina singer/songwriter Stu McLamb, a.k.a. The Love Language, is set to see release next month on July 23. More

Listen: The Love Language - “Calm Down”

New Album Ruby Red Out July 23

May 09, 2013

This summer North Carolina singer/songwriter Stu McLamb, a.k.a. The Love Language, returns with this third full-length effort Ruby Red. More

Apr 23, 2013

Following the band's 2010 sophomore effort LibrariesThe Love Language has announced their return with a new album, Ruby Red. More

The Love Language on Their Forthcoming Album

Potential Release in Spring of 2013

Oct 31, 2012

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from The Love Language. As it turns out the band has been at work on a follow-up to 2010 album Libraries, but it might be awhile before we get to hear it. More

CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Opossom, GZA, DIIV, Dent May, Foxygen, The Love Language, Com Truise, and more

Aug 22, 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon 2012 has just released the initial line up for its October 16-20 run in New York City. Artists include The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Love Language, Dent May, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, Foxygen, Opossom, The Stepkids, Arthur Beatrice, Com Truise, DIIV, Exitmusic, Electric Guest, Prince Rama, The Presets, and more. More

Merge Presents The Concert to Defeat NC Amendment One

Featuring Bob Mould, David Cross, The Love Language, Superchunk

Apr 20, 2012

Last September the North Carolina Legislature proposed an amendment to its Constitution that woudl ban legal recognition for all unmarried couples and strip protections and benefits from families across the state.  More

The Love Language – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 05, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting The Love Language. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

The Love Language Premiere New Video for “Heart to Tell”

"If you're not in the band, get off the stage!"

Nov 01, 2010

North Carolina's indie poppers The Love Language have released a new video for "Heart to Tell." The song is taken from the Stuart McLamb-led band's second album, Libraries, their debut for Merge Records. More

Oct 07, 2010

The remaining members of Big Star (Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton passed away earlier this year) are joining together December 9th and 10th to perform classic 1978 album, Third. The performance will take place at Cat’s Cradle in North Carolina as part of the Stoke It, Noel series. More

Jun 18, 2010

The Love Language’s debut album isn’t already out yet, (you’ve got to wait until July 13th for that), but they’re already plotting their next tour, most of which sees them opening for Local Natives. We have the dates.  More

The Love Language Streams New Album, Announces New Shows

Hear the Album at Merge Website, Catch the Band Live the Week Libraries is Released

Jun 08, 2010

The Love Language are streaming their new album Libraries and have announced more tour dates surrounding its release. We have the details. More

Superchunk Releases More Details for New LP

First Since 2001 for Seminal Indie Act

Jun 04, 2010

Superchunk announce their first full-length album since 2001's Here's to Shutting Up along with new tour dates and a television appearance. We have the details. More

May 20, 2010

"Please to Meet You" artist The Love Language (aka Stuart McLamb) is heading out for a series of dates in support of upcoming second album Libraries (July 13th on Merge). We have the dates. More

Apr 14, 2010

The Love Language has announced their second full-length Libraries will be out July 13th on Merge (the band's debut for the iconic label). We have the track list and tour dates. More

Merge Announces Record Store Day Exclusives

Includes Telekinesis, Superchunk, The Love Language, and Let’s Wrestle

Mar 31, 2010

In celebration of Record Store Day, a yearly celebration in which independently owned record stores collaborate with artists to commemorate the art of music, Merge will release three exclusive 7-inches. There will be one each from Telekinesis and Superchunk, along with a split 7" with The Love Language and Let's Wrestle. All will be released on April 17. We have the details.  More

Mar 31, 2010

Prepare to add Hopscotch to the music festival list. Announced by The Independent Weekly, Hopscotch will have 120 bands in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina for three days, September 9 to 11. The lineup will include Panda Bear, Broken Social Scene, Public Enemy, The Love Language, No Age, Akron/Family, and Atlas Sound, to name but a few.  More

News Roundup: Daft Punk in Tron, Venom movie, Doctor Who’s New Logo, Glenn Beck vs. Muse, and More

Plus: Loney Dear, Love Language, Efterklang, Trans Am Live Album, Ulrich Schauss vs. Guns N' Roses, and Slumberland Records’ big 2-0

Oct 08, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Slumberland Records celebrates 20 years. The Love Language, Miles Kurosky, and Efterklang all sign to new labels. Glenn Beck jokes about liking Muse. Ulrich Schnauss says Guns N'Roses ripped him off. Trans AM announces a new live album/DVD. Gary Ross is writing (and possibly directing) the Spider-Man spin-off movie Venom. Daft Punk will appear in Tron Legacy. And a new Doctor Who logo has been revealed. More


The Love Language: My Firsts

Stuart McLamb on His First Kiss, First Time Getting Drunk, and Early Musical Experiences

Oct 07, 2013

For this My Firsts we talk to The Love Language's Stuart McLamb. The North Carolina native is the main creative force behind the band, whose third album, Ruby Red, was released in July by Merge. More

Apr 29, 2011

While backstage at the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Under the Radar's publisher/senior editor Mark Redfern conducted video interviews with some of the fest's most noteworthy bands. Under the Radar caught up with The Love Language, who told us about working alone vs with a band, and the most romantic thing he's ever done.  More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More

The Love Language

All Time Lo-Fi

Apr 15, 2010

The night The Love Language's Stuart McLamb found out he was getting signed to Merge Records, he was arrested. "This is going to sound like I make all this stuff up, but it's all true," says the North Carolina native, sitting down to talk shortly after performing his second of four shows scheduled for the day during this year's SXSW festival. More


Baby Grand

Baby Grand


Aug 28, 2018

Stuart McLamb likes to think big. He has big ambitions, starting with the vast and various influences drawn upon to create his grand compositions while using big studio production. But in the end, Baby Grand, his fourth album as The Love Language, ends up being enormously inconsistent and a big disappointment. More

Ruby Red

Ruby Red


Aug 01, 2013

Anyone who has been in couples therapy probably knows the idea behind "the five love languages"—an idea that each person interprets love in different ways, and those can be broken down into fundamental languages.  More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More