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The Love Language Shares New Song “Bees”

On Tour This Month with Teenage Fanclub

Feb 07, 2019 The Love Language
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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.” It’s a short, spunky number just under three minutes long. Listen to it below, followed by The Love Language’s upcoming tour dates.

McLamb had this to say about “Bees” in a press release: “For about a week or so last December, I tried to do a song-a-day exercise. Some were ok, some were really bad, but this one stood out. I’ve been listening to a lot of fuzzy pop/punk stuff (Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks, Wire, Strokes, GBV, etc.), and this definitely came out of the feeling I get from those records. I wrote and recorded it to a drum machine track and sent it over to Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business to track real drums on it with our drummer, Tom Simpson, then mix it all in the same day. I think that quick process helped give it a really immediate vibe that I love.”

Baby Grand was The Love Language’s fourth album, McLamb’s first in five years, since 2013’s Ruby Red. The album was begun in a Virginia hammock factory, but was finished after McLamb moved across country to California.

Read our 2013 My Firsts interview with The Love Language.

The Love Language Tour Dates:

Feb 14 Wilmington, NC - Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern
Feb 15 Roanoke, VA - Blue 5
Feb 16 Louisville, KY - The Living Room Series
Feb 17 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Feb 18 Omaha, NE - The Sydney
Feb 21 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Feb 22 Seattle, WA - Neptune*
Feb 23 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
Feb 25 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
Feb 26 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom*
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom*
Mar 02 Denver, CO - Bluebird*
Mar 04 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater*
Mar 05 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre*
Mar 06 Chicago, IL - Metro*
Mar 07 Detroit, MI - El Club*
Mar 08 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
Mar 09 Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge
Mar 11 Boston, MA - The Paradise*
Mar 13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
Mar 14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Mar 15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Mar 16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
Mar 18 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom^

* w/ Teenage Fanclub
^ MRG30 w/ Teenage Fanclub and Eric Bachmann

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