by Lisa Kirchner

Despite the recent wave of popular indie bands pump-ing out synth-laden sophomore attempts to either “redefine” themselves or reach a broader audience, the Love Language has thankfully de-cided to stick with their delightful and organic blend of North Carolina indie rock. With Libraries, the Love Language’s main brain, Stuart McLamb, deftly defies the notion that one-man virtuosos don’t play well with others, by teaming up with engineer/producer BJ Burton. Pick-ing up right where McLamb’s last album’s criminally catchy single “Lalita” left off, “Heart to Tell,” with its Dodos-esque percussion and crunchy but not too crunchy guitar solo, is sure to provide the soundtrack to this summer’s hipster barbecues and kickball matches. And just in case you aren’t in the mood to swoon over the Spector-era ballad “This Blood Is Our Own,” you can always lose yourself in the lazy swag-ger of “Brittany’s Back” and the almost spaghetti-western beat of “Horophones.”

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