Formed in 2001 during their formative mid-teen years, Los Angeles' The Like have transformed from indie-alt rock kids to a polished troupe of young ladies who create nouveau retro pop-rock with a sassy twist. Rooted in the era of early 60s British pop girl groups, this foursome have a sleek and signature sound that caught the attention of Mark Ronson (he's producing their new album, due out in June) and The Arctic Monkeys, with whom they recently joined on tour.
Paired up with Zac Posen for the launch of his new line at Target last night, The Like performed a full set for early shoppers and fans. One thing we noticed about their performance, and that we loved to the max...the band goes straight from one song into the next. No banter in between and as the last chord of one song hits, the drum beat of the next one begins. Stylish and seamless!
We can't wait to hear the album, especially Wishing He Was Dead (you can stream it here), which quickly became our favorite song by the girls. It's got a Doors' organ vibe meshed with the soulful nature of The Shirelles. Beaston approved!
Full set list as follows, more pics and video after that, and complete set of last night's imagery can be viewed at this link.
Catch Me If You Can
He's Not a Boy
I Can See it In Your Eyes
Walk of Shame
Wishing He Was Dead
Trouble in Paradise
In the End
mp3: The Like - Fair Game