Ruby Red

The Love Language

Ruby Red

Release Date:
July 23, 2013
Press Kit PDF download
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.


1 . Calm Down
2 . Kids
3 . Hi Life
4 . First Shot
5 . Golden Age
6 . For Izzy
7 . Faithbreaker
8 . On Our Heels
9 . Knots
10 . Pilot Light

Album Info

Ruby Red
Release Date:
July 23, 2013
© (c) & (p) Merge Records 2013


Christina Rentz
919.688.9969 ext 120

Booking Agent

Jim Romeo


Rachel Silver


Photo by Jason Arthurs
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Photo by Jason Arthurs
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Photo by Jason Arthurs
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