The Like announce new single, dates and album. Taken from their new album, ‘Release Me’, which was produced by Mark Ronson and is set to be released this summer, The Like’s new single ‘He’s Not a Boy’ is to be released May 31st through Downtown/Polydor. Their debut album, ‘Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking’ was released a few years back and subsequent tours including shows opening for Muse and Kings of Leon have got them a lot of supporters.
Having just finished touring the US with Arctic Monkeys. Formed: 2001 in Los Angeles, CA’ the Like features Charlotte Froom (bass), Tennessee Thomas (drums), and Z. Berg (vocals). The indie rock trio, which is influenced by the Sundays, Throwing Muses, and the Pretenders, formed in 2001 when the members of the band were still in their teens. They’re also the offspring of some of the music industry’s finest: producer Mitchell Froom, drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello) and A&R impresario Tony Berg. Three EPs — I Like the Like, …And the Like, and Like It or Not — were independently released via the band’s website or sold at shows prior to the Like landing a recording contract with Geffen in 2004. Fresh out of high school, the Like toured with the likes of Maroon 5, Rooney, and Phantom Planet while writing and recording material for their debut album. Producer Wendy Melvoin (Prince & the Revolution) and mixer Alan Moulder (Curve, Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine) helped put the finishing touches on Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?, which was issued in September 2005. The Like are in the UK this week, bringing their “super-cool 60’s influenced feisty pop” to stages across London, including the Camden Crawl. The Like are playing these shows from Friday onwards:
30th April Club NME, Koko London
1st May Camden Crawl London
1st May Proud Galleries London
2nd May Notting Hill Arts Club London
4th May Pure Groove In Store London
5th May The Old Blue Last London
Wendy & Lisa To Appear As Speakers At The Ascap I Create Music Expo And Wondercon. Musical composing duo, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, are slated to speak as panelists at two high profile events this April. On April 22nd from 11:45am – 1:00pm they will be featured panelists at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, taking place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel from April 22-24, 2010. They will be appearing alongside fellow composers Bear McCreary (“Battlestar Gallactica”) and James S. Levine (“Glee”) to discuss the daily challenges of creating music for some of today’s most popular network and cable television shows, as well as their experience in creating music for other media. Dan Foliart, composer and ASCAP board member, will moderate the panel. Wendy and Lisa are also lined up to speak at San Francisco’s Wondercon on Friday, April 2nd from 1:30-2:30pm in rooms 236/238 at The Moscone Center. They will be appearing with three other top composers for the panel, “Setting the Score: Composing for Film & Television for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.” All of the composers will discuss their respective projects, how they got their break into the music composing industry and share secrets to composing for sci-fi/fantasy genre television and film.
The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is a three-day conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. This year’s EXPO features Quincy Jones being interviewed by Ludacris, a conversation with Bill Withers, an interview with John Mayer, and numerous panels, workshops, master classes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more. For more details, please visit www.ascap.com/expo
WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction and motion picture convention, which has been held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. This is the 8th year the convention will be held at the Moscone Center and Wendy and Lisa’s first appearance at the event. Tickets can be purchased on WonderCon’s official site, www.comic-con.org/wc
The score to season one of Showtime’s hit comedy, NURSE JACKIE, was released on March 2nd exclusively through iTunes and on CD at Amazon.com. The soundtrack features the music of the award winning Wendy & Lisa.
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman are a musical composing duo based in Los Angeles. Following a career that started with Prince’s rock band, they have been composing for feature films and television since the 1995 box office hit Dangerous Minds. Their successful track record includes scoring the films Soul Food and Something New, as well as the television series “Crossing Jordan,” “Heroes” and “Mercy,” in addition to “Nurse Jackie.” In a typically male-dominated field, Wendy and Lisa are the first female composers to ever score three major network television shows at once. For more information on Wendy and Lisa visit www.wendyandlisa.com.