The Love Language
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Love Language
Friends and fans of The Love Language songwriter and frontman Stuart McLamb have learned to expect a lot, but rarely in a timely manner. Completing a triumvirate of spiritual transmissions spent lost (2009’s The Love Language) and found (2010’s Libraries), 2013’s Ruby Red exorcises the transient brilliance fostered by McLamb within the sheetrock walls of the album’s namesake artist space.
Featuring over twenty musicians and straddling several time zones, The Love Language’s lone puppeteer borrowed heavier equipment, and held on to it longer. Initiated in a windowless unit at the fabled Ruby Red, several failed attempts and false starts at a songwriting spree landed McLamb and his engineer/case worker/boxing coach BJ Burton in Black Mountain, North Carolina, consuming every square inch of a carpeted bungalow located a few acres too close to their skittish neighbors. Soon after, Burton’s relocation to Minneapolis effectively thrust McLamb from their shared nest, helping Ruby Red discover its inherent propensity for flight.
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 McLamb will match whatever they contribute. The heartbreak is over. Now we’re getting somewhere.
Virginia based duo Eternal Summers has collected all their early EP, 7 inch, and cover recordings to put forth one reissue under the name The Dawn of Eternal Summers to be released on Record Store Day (April 21st) via Kanine Records.
For the first time these twelve tracks will be released in digital format and available on all digital services. If you crave the physical product, colored vinyl with download code, head on down to your local shop on April 21st to snag a limited edition. The B side contains three cover songs not available on the digital version: Into Your Arms (as made famous by the Lemonheads), A Salty Salute (Guided by Voices) and Down to the Wire (Neil Young).
Roanoke, VA based duo, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff received early praise from Pitchfork, Fader and Gorilla Vs Bear. And in the fall of 2010, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff released their debut album Silver via Brooklyn based indie Kanine and followed up with the Prisoner EP (Forest Family/Kanine) in the spring of 2011. While consistently releasing music gaining praise from Spin, Filter, Under the Radar and more, Eternal Summers also completed several US tours with the likes of The Beets, The Raveonettes, and Reading Rainbow building their name the old fashioned way. These tours allowed them to play around with the idea of adding a bassist, having tried out several on the road.
Having found the right fit with bassist Jonathan Woods, Eternal Summers, now officially a trio, used the second half of 2011 to record their sophomore LP. Recorded at home in the Mystic Fortress, but for the first time allowing input from outside their inner circle, Correct Behavior was mixed by Sune Rose Wagner (The Ravonettes) and Alonzo Vargas. The album is a sonic leap forward, and it is being readied for release in June with further details to be announced shortly.