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2013 Year End Lists: Stuart McLamb, The Love Language

Favorite albums of 2013:

1. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
2. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
3. Toddlers - Toddlers
4. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
5. Kanye West - Yeezus
6. Mikal Cronin - MCII
7. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
8. Death Grips - Government Plates
9. HAIM - Days Are Gone
10. The Rutabega- Brother The Lights Don't Work

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Watch The Love Language's new video for "Calm Down" now!

The Love Language's Ruby Red is in stores now on CD, LP and digital! Celebrate by watching their super-fun new video featuring a cameo by Superchunk's Laura Ballance! And get tickets now to see the full Love Language band on tour this summer & fall. Watch The Love Language's new video for "Calm Down" now at Pitchfork.TV 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.

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The Concert to Defeat NC Amendment One featuring Bob Mould, The Love Language, Superchunk & more!

Merge Records is teaming up with the Haw River Ballroom, Cat's Cradle and others in opposition to North Carolina's Amendment One including the Coalition to Protect ALL North Carolina Families - to throw a Benefit Concert with Bob Mould, David Cross, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language, Tig Notaro, Amber Tamblyn and Superchunk (Acoustic Duo.) The concert will be held on May 6 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC.

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Merge celebrates Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21, and we have four very special releases to mark the occasion of one of our favorite days of the year! Also, Hospitality, the Love Language & M. Ward will visit independent record stores for celebratory in-store performances. The only way to get your hands on these releases is to visit your local independent record store on April 21.

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The Love Language on the road, again!

Watch a clip of The Love Language on the road, and see them this weekend in DC and New York! Aug 19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel Aug 20 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop Sep 08 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival

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The Love Language perform live under a bridge at Wrightsville Beach!

The Love Language are on tour starting tomorrow night in Wilmington! Their Merge debut, Libraries, is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. The Love Language on tour: * = w/ Telekinesis Jan 14 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge w/ Onward Soldiers Jan 15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Jan 22 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger Feb 09 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery Feb 10 Ithaca, NY - Delilah's on Cayuga Feb 12 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller Feb 14 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews Feb 16 Denver, CO - Hi Dive Feb 19 Seattle, WA - High Dive Feb 20 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge* Feb 23 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord w/ Versus & Telekinesis (Noise Pop Festival) Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo* Feb 25 San Diego, CA – The Casbah* Feb 26 Tempe, AZ – The Sail Inn* Feb 28 Norman, OK – The Opolis* Mar 01 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr* Mar 02 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St.   More >

2010 Year End Lists: BJ Burton, The Love Language

Favorite Albums of 2010: Birds of Avalon - "Birds of Avalon" Not sure if this has been released yet, but this record slays in just about every angle. War on Drugs - "Future Weather EP" Probably played this guy a dozen times on the drive from Austin to LA this year.   More >