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LAist On Location: SXSW 2010 - Day 2

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Day two began right with pizza for breakfast at Homeslice Pizza and rock 'n' roll from North Carolina. Outside on the gravel patio they had set up a small stage where families were able to groove to The Love Language's set while enjoying their gooey cheese and sauce. Despite the rickety sound system, The Love Language sounded sharp. They've had a very good year. After self-releasing their critically acclaimed self titled album, The Love Language signed to Merge Records and have begun work recording their new album. We were curious to see if the new material they have been working on was worthy of their first album and are happy to report that...yes, yes it is. Lead singer Stu McLamb has written a new batch of sock hop inspired indie rock that seems to be influenced equally by both early rock and country that will make you shimmy. In fact I have yet to attend a Love Language show yet where there aren't kids dancing around in the audience, which for an indie rock band is quite a feat.