We know it’s not fair, or right, or whatever to compare girl bands to one another. They should be thrown into the mix just like any other band regardless of gender. That being said, when we first listened to The Like, we were reminded of our thoughts about Those Darlins last fall. We described them as girls from Hendersonville who started dating the punks from Nashville. The Like follow in suit only instead the girls in question were from Stanford, Connecticut and took the Metro North into the city to see that band on the Ed Sullivan show.
What we mean is that this is catchy, bouncy, well-crafted garage rock with a little more sheen and a lot less country than what you might get from our girls from Tennessee. Yes, they sound a little different and look a little different, but at their core they’re still bad – and by bad, we mean good.
Their debut LP, Release Me, was produced by Mark Ronson, who seemed to drop off the radar there for a bit, but has returned with another pop sensation to rival his work with Lily and Amy. The sensational Dap-Kings step in for a moment too. Favorite tracks are “He’s Not A Boy” and “Walk of Shame,” which again seems to be their mirror to Those Darlins’ “Dui or Die” (okay, we’ll stop doin’ that now). Check it out for a little summer fun.
and just for kicks
Those Darlins – DUI or Die