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Formed: 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Like formed in September 2001 by three girls at the ages of 15, 15 and 16, respectively. The band members are daughters of music industry veterans, with Berg's father being former Geffen A&R man/record producer Tony Berg, Froom's father being producer Mitchell Froom and Thomas's father being Pete Thomas, longtime drummer for Elvis Costello. From childhood, bassist Froom, singer/guitarist Berg and drummer Thomas were immersed in classic rock, and all three took piano lessons before teaching themselves their current instruments.
They formed when the parents of childhood friends Thomas and Froom learned that Berg had been writing songs and showed interest in forming a band. Froom learned bass two weeks before joining, and the three began working together, getting fast results. The name comes from a habit that the girls, as many do, have of saying "like" all the time. Thomas's mother suggested it and it stuck. The three members are vegetarians.
Over a period of three years, the band independently released three EPs (I Like The Like, ...and The Like, and Like It or Not), which they sold at shows and on their website. Their song "(So I'll Sit Here) Waiting" was featured on the soundtrack of the film Thirteen. Soon a diverse fan base developed and magazines around the world began to take notice. Following their high school graduations in 2004, The Like signed to Geffen Records and toured with Phantom Planet and Maroon 5, bands which, like The Like, are part of a Los Angeles music scene that also includes bands such as Rooney and Giant Drag. Since forming, The Like have drawn major media attention and have being featured in magazines such as Teen People and Rolling Stone.
They toured with Tori Amos on her Summer of Sin tour, and with Kings of Leon. The Like released their first album, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?, through Geffen on September 13, 2005. The album is a combination of reworked songs previously released on their independent EPs as well as new material. The band performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London. In September 2006 The Like supported Muse on a short string of tour dates in the U.S., before heading to Europe to support Razorlight.