Recorded with rotating players and produced by the Twin Cites' very own BJ Burton, the Love Language's third album, Ruby Red, approaches the Arcade Fire's expansive anthems. Frontman Stuart McLamb's impassioned crooning fits the cinematically inclined material, which spans swooning orchestral-pop ("Hi Life") and spiky garage-rock ("First Shot"). Wall-of-sound indie-rock can still feel bracingly immediate in the right hands, and the Love Language's epic tunes ultimately feel predestined for similarly big rooms. With Hotel San Sebastian, Teammates.
Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m., 2013