Although The Like is not well known (at all) I stumbled upon them on a friends iPod. They
have a different, but not entirely memorable, sound. Their lead singer (Singers?) have a
unique musical take on the lyrics. She/they sing in a relaxed way that creates a very
neat mood, but ultimately leads to a lack of variety. I could really imagine the title
track, June Gloom, to be in some sort of an advertisement for something. (FYI, June gloom
in California refers to a weather treand in early summer) I wasn't stunned, but I know I
wasn't wasting my time listening. All in all, i liked the CD. You might too.
When I first heard The Like, they were an opening band for Muse. I knew nothing about their music or who they were. Hearing their name I pictured about 5 gothic/emo guys playing some fast punk music. I was shocked when three girls came on stage. I was shocked at how attractive they were and how well they could play. Their music is on the verge of pop but still rock. It is a soft album and the lyrics are well written. The music is simple with little fancy guitar work. June Gloom opens the album as the closest song they have to rock. All songs sound similar but this is not a bad thing. Waves that never break is a slow sad song that really sticks out. The singers voice sounds frail, throughout the album, giving her a distinct voice that reflects the music. Their music puts me in a calm and relaxed mood. It is a very good song to listen to when going to sleep. Overall a good album, but it sounds too simple and repetitive. Give it a listen, maybe you'll like it.