April 19, 2010

Some fools rush in, some fools just wait


When facing work on Monday mornings after dazzling weekends, everyone can use a concentrated burst of effusive sunshine in a song, especially one perforated all through the middle with rapid-fire percussion and handclaps. A summer song while we wait for it to actually begin:

Heart To Tell – The Love Language

love language librariesThe Love Language are from North Carolina, and are set to release their debut album Libraries on Merge Records July 13th.

Like their song “Lalita” from their 2009 self-titled record on Portland’s Bladen County Records, the new record promises more of those “Spector-esque walls of reckless sound, cavernous drums, middle-school percussion, and moody swells of stringed instruments.” Hear more free tunes from them over at HearYa, who adores them.

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  • it is impossible not to smile when the handclapping and foot stomping starts! thank you, i needed that today!

    heatherfb — April 19, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

  • Actually, they released their debut on the Bladen County label last year. This is, however, their debut with Merge. You really should listen to their self-titled debut.

    Andrew — April 19, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

  • Perhaps I should actually read the entire post before commenting. Uhm, yeah, nevermind…

    Andrew — April 19, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

  • ha! it was a bit clumsily written this morning and i see your point. i edited slightly. thanks for commenting!

    browneheather — April 19, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  • I’ve been stoked to see NC bands getting so much Fuel/Friends love lately. Avetts, Megafaun, The Rosebuds, Love Language.. such fantastic examples of what’s coming from our state right now.

    Also – it’s been a good few weeks for Raleigh boys The Connell’s. Their old label (TVT) owner used all the masters of his labels artists (NIN included) to get a personal loan. He defaulted, which resulted in their catalog/masters being held as collateral by Prudential. So, they weren’t able to sell any of their stuff in stores or digitally over the past 8-9 years. The good news? Apparently Bicycle Records has acquired their stuff with plans to rerelease all of the catalog.. I’ve been a fan since high school and I’m glad to see them get a break…

    Thanks for the great posts Heather!

    Jason — April 19, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

  • Great track. Thank you!

    Ed P. — April 19, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

  • Right on, Jason. I really appreciate the love you give NC’s wonderful acts, Heather. If I may make a recommendation, you really must check out the other Drughorse Collective bands, too. Ryan Gustafson, Max Indian and the Light Pines, in particular, are all very much up your alley. In fact, what you really should do is join us down Raleigh-way for the Hopscotch Festival in September (http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/). Broken Social Scene, Lucero, Public Enemy, the Rosebuds, Best Coast, Megafaun, Panda Bear, Akron/Family, Atlas Sound, and the bands noted above, among others, are going to make for a great event! Come on, come to NC!

    Chris — April 20, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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