Tag Archives: The Love Language

Owl and Bear’s Best Lists of 2011

“You are what you love, not what loves you.” That memorable line from Adaptation may have referred to romantic love, specifically the unrequited variety, but its implications run deeper. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Telekinesis, The Love Language, and The Howls at the Casbah, February 25, 2011

Photos by Natalie Kardos

Despite ailing from the flu and a failing voice, singer/drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis gave the Casbah his all last Friday night. The set might have been abbreviated (the next night’s was canceled), but note to all under-the-weather musicians out there: when your voice fails, let the audience fill in. Or, in this case, a few brave audience members. Click here to view Natalie’s photos…

Poetic Memory: The Love Language (List)

MP3: The Love Language – “Lalita”
MP3: Telekinesis – “Coast of California”
MP3: The Howls – “Weight”

As previously mentioned, amorous indie artists The Love Language will play the Casbah tonight with label mates Telekinesis and San Diego’s own The Howls. It’s sure to be a fun show, as The Love Language and Telekinesis are a Merge match made in heaven, and The Howls are offering “free money” to anyone who shows up early enough to catch their set. Free money! (Offer only valid in Alaska and Hawaii.)

In anticipation of their show, The Love Language sent us a Poetic Memory list of their top five “Innocent Pleasures.” With picks like Keith Sweat and Phil Collins, it’s hard to tell whether it’s serious or not, but either way, it’s effing funny. Check it out below.

Video: The Love Language – “Heart to Tell”

MP3: The Love Language – “Lalita”
MP3: Telekinesis – “Coast of California”
Full album stream: Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Stuart McLamb never intended to start The Love Language, but fate led him there.

In 2008, following a failed romance, a drinking binge, and detox time in the drunk tank, the North Carolina songwriter decided to focus his energies on something more productive: making music. McLamb filled a storage space with recording equipment and began a kind of musical therapy that later became The Love Language’s self-titled debut. Continue reading…

Live Review: Local Natives and The Love Language at the Belly Up Tavern, September 20, 2010

Photo credit: Lynzi Martin

Sunday’s lineup at the Belly Up boasted not one but two noteworthy bands: North Carolina’s The Love Language and LA’s fast-rising Local Natives. The Love Language and Local Natives aren’t exactly kindred spirits; the former is known for brittle tavern rock, the latter for catchy, world music-inspired compositions. Despite these differences, both bands suffered from excessively uniform sets. Continue reading…