The Love Language will release Ruby Red on July 23. The band premiered a new track, "Pilot Light," via Nylon Guys.
In their track premiere of "Pilot Light," Nylon Guys wrote, "This track feels as big as a Beatles Abbey Road era jam mixed with the happy melancholia of a Poses era Rufus Wainwright, and the demo time spent in that Black Mountain bungalow really shows."
Listen & share "Pilot Light" now via SoundCloud
If you haven't yet, check out “Calm Down”, the first single from Ruby Red. In their track premiere, Pitchfork wrote: “The tune’s anthemic in a small-room way, with some murky guitars, glockenspiels, and a jammy back half to suggest that the Love Language’s sound is still expanding.” Stereogum described the song as “a lush but driven piece of songcraft, one that bursts with harmonies and pianos but doesn’t OD on twee adrenaline.”
Gone are the days of a Love Language as a selfish salve for perpetual heartbreak. Ruby Red produces new standards for the Carolina pop songbook, finding The Love Language as an extroverted community art project made by responsible citizens of a loosely packed scene who know that Stuart McLamb will match whatever they contribute.
Pre-order Ruby Red now on CD or LP in the Merge store. The first 250 preorders will receive a free, limited-edition 11-track cassette titled Black Mountain Demos. All preorders will include a poster and will ship to arrive on or around the release date of July 23. In the meantime, keep up with The Love Language on Twitter and Facebook.
The Love Language on tour:
July 26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle #*
July 27 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel #
July 28 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s #
July 30 Allston, MA Great Scott #
July 31 New York, NY Mercury Lounge #
Aug 01 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery #
Aug 02 Richmond, VA Strange Matter #
Aug 03 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar #
Sep 05 Portland, OR MusicFest NW
Sep 6 Eugene, OR Cozmic Pizza %
Sep 08 Seattle, WA Neumos %
# = Eternal Summers
* = The Critters
% = The Dodos