Relatedly, I changed up the design a bit over the weekend between bouts of cleaning, only to discover that I'd inadvertently used the same typeface for the header that The Like used on the cover of their 2005 debut album, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? This is amusing as I've been a fan of The Like for years, and pushed them on everyone in my little Livejournal, long before mp3 blogs were in vogue. (I'd read about Charlotte, Tennessee, and Z in an issue of Interview a few years ago that wasn't afraid to present the fact that they're all daughters of successful music industry types. I suppose they wanted to get those accusations of nepotism out of the way early.)
Anyway, at first, I wasn't a huge fan of the new album as my favorite tracks from the band's little EPs over the years were tarted up with what I felt was a ton of unnecessary production. After spending some quality time with Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? this weekend, though, I've changed my mind, and I'm impressed with the overall effort. (Plus, the discovery that it was produced by Wendy Melvoin certainly re-piqued my interest. Yes. Wendy of Prince's backup sirens Wendy & Lisa.) Anyway, I've posted both versions for your consideration.
I'm also quite smitten with "Under the Paving Stones" -- I love how the song take a left turn from shimmery California pop into NYC territory -- then again, I think the ladies of The Like love their New Order records as much as their well-worn Fleetwood Mac records. Which is something I can totally relate to.
The Like -- (So I'll Sit Here) Waiting (EP version)
The Like -- Falling Away (EP version)
The Like -- (So I'll Sit Here) Waiting (album version)
The Like -- Falling Away (album version)
Bonus: The Like -- Under the Paving Stones
(Buy The Like's Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? from Amazon. Sadly, their 3 homemade EPs are out of print.)