The Like Young are what Mates of State would sound like if they weren’t so darn cute. Cut out the organs and replace them with some guitar and you’re halfway there. This married couple (the similarities never end!) will be releasing their album entitled Last Secrets on Polyvinyl records on May 9th.
MP3: The Like Young – For Money or Love
Instrumentally, this song is pretty basic. It’s got some nonoffensive guitar and a simple bit of drumming. Nothing wrong with either of those things. After all, some of the best songs in the world are only a couple chords. My real problem, however, is that Joe tends to sound a little late-90s pop punk during the verses. I don’t know if it’s the melody or his vocal style, but it made me think of some bands that I’d rather not associate myself with. After managing to overlook this very minor detail, I found a good song buried underneath. Amanda’s vocals are a Godsend, and the song is pretty well put togther.
All I’ll say about Sigur Ros until my review is that I’m pretty sure that’s the best concert I’ve ever attended. We couldn’t listen to music in the car on the ride home, because nothing could stand up to what we’d just experienced.