After catching Los Angeles' retronically-rad girl group, The Like, earlier this month, we've been on a listening spree of sorts in anticipation of their second album, Release Me, which was originally slated for a "summer release". Now, we've got the official word, as well as tour dates...and we're 100% positive that most of these throwback tunes will end up on a poolside playlist or two. Most likely whilst imbibings of the 3-olive martini sort go down.
Produced by Mark Ronson, Alex Greenwald, and the soul and studio sophistication of the Dap-Kings’ Tommy Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, and Victor Axelrod, The Like will let out Release Me on June 15 via Downtown Records. The album came to life at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn where the girls stepped into another time – recording only on analog equipment with gear from the sixties.
Frontwoman, Z Berg notes: “What Mark did systematically was take the songs right back to their original form. We spent almost 48h ours straight with [him] arranging the songs properly before we went into the studio, and then recorded them live."
Jump below for tour dates from The Like, in support of their forthcoming album.
May 8 - The Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
May 10 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
May 17 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
May 22 & May 23 - Silver Lake Jubilee Festival - Los Angeles, CA
May 24 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
May 31 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
June 2 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
June 3 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
June 4 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
June 5 - Maxwell’s - Hoboken, NJ
June 7 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
June 8 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
June 10 - The Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ON
June 11 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
June 12 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
All June dates with The Futureheads
mp3: The Like - Wishing He Was Dead