The Like Giveaway Tracks From Upcoming Album "Release Me"

posted June 1, 2010

The Like Giveaway Tracks From Upcoming Album "Release Me"

The Like are set to release their sophomore album "Release Me" - produced by Mark Ronson, Alex Greenwald, and the soul and studio sophistication of the Dap-Kings' Tommy Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, and Victor Axelrod - on June 15th (Downtown Records). The album came to life at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn. The girls stepped into another time - recorded only on analog equipment, used gear from the sixties, and let go. Three new tracks from the album are currently available at RCRDLBL for streaming and download.

"What Mark did systematically was take the songs right back to their original form. We spent almost 48 hours straight with Mark arranging the songs properly before we went into the studio, and then we recorded them live," says front woman Z Berg.

Drummer Tennessee Thomas adds, "Before Mark, we recorded everything nitpicky and perfect, track by track. But on those great '60s records, the mistakes were some of the best parts of it. Mark shouted at us - it was chaos a lot of the time - but it absolutely brought us together as a band. We recorded for six days with Mark - and we got nine songs. Then we did four days with Alex Greenwald and the Dap-Kings. It was miraculous."

"Release Me" has already been met with critical acclaim. "Inspired songcraft...stunning." said LA Weekly. "Beautiful women who can funk it up," Esquire.com said of The Like's recent SXSW outdoor performance at Stubbs. The band recently released the official video for "He's Not A Boy," check it out.

TOUR DATES

  • * 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
  • June 14 - Sodo Lounge - Seattle, WA
  • June 15 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
  • June 17 - Popscene @ 330 Ritch - San Francisco, CA
  • June 19 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
  • June 20 - Wasted Space - Las Vegas, NV
  • June 21 - Casbah - San Diego

* Dates with The Futureheads

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