KEXP Live in Austin during SXSW, Day 2: The Love Language

photos by Jim Bennett

North Carolina lo-fi indie-pop group The Love Language sounds romantic, but like many things that are interesting, there’s a twisted side to their feel good name. After getting the boot from his previous band, The Capulets, and getting the boot from his girlfriend, Frontman Stuart McLamb created the name by starting a Myspace page with the url www.myspace.com/thelovelanguage; at the start, there was only one friend, the very recent ex-girlfriend, and one song, an obvious break up song written and recorded by Stuart. After a few more recordings and an opening gig offer by fellow North Carolina band The Rosebuds, Stuart took the Myspace page to the next level, turning The Love Language into a full band, along with his brother Jordan McLamb [acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals], Junis Beefmonth [electric guitar, vocals], Missy Thangs [keyboard, vocals], Joshua Pope [bass], Kate Thompson [organ], and Thomas Simpson [drums]. Their fuzzy, lo-fi, tambourine indie-pop soon caught the ears of Bladen County Records, who released their self-titled debut earlier this year. Give “Lalita” a listen and let its sunny, bouncy, absurdly catchy beat and jangly 60’s pop feel cheer up your day, and catch them here in Seattle on April 7th at Nectar Lounge.

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