LIKE LIKE is a collection of songs about young romance. Most songs about young romance are written during, or perhaps too-close to the romance itself. I thought it would be interesting to write about the romances I'd experienced– from long term partnerships to those that barely occurred – quite removed from the time and place itself, but with the goal of capturing that time in a relatable way. It seems like we've all experienced the unplanned holding of hands or the afternoon slipped away in excited conversation or the stolen glance across the room to the person we hardly knew but felt an immediate, intimate connection with. These songs attempt to convey those times and those feelings.
released November 17, 2017
Andrew Barton: singing, electric guitars, piano, Yamaha electric piano, Wurlitzer practice organ, acoustic guitar, hand percussion
Elisabeth Ryan: drums
Kellen Hopfner: singing
Joshua James Amberson: bass
Josh Bay: cello, Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
Erin Howe: violin
John England-Fischer: trumpet
Carey Mann: additional electric guitar on “Cold & Golden”
Russell Melia: mandolin flourish on “Mario Mushrooms”
Live electric guitar and drum sessions engineered by Robert Escobar.
All additional recordings produced, engineered, and mixed using a portable 8-track (circa 2005) by Andrew Barton.
Mastered by Fred Thomas.
Photographs: Michael Sharkey (35mm, Bennington College, 1995)
Cover Stars: Adam Zabarski and Chauncey Zalkin + Nell Chochrane-Buck and Rone Shavers.
Live electric guitar and drum tracks recorded at Greeley Gardens (North Portland). Vocals and additional electric guitar recorded at Prince Castle (SE Portland). Kellen’s vocals recorded at Arts Collaborative (NE Portland)– also the additional electric guitar on “First/Last Frost,” during the first snow of the year. Cello, Rhodes, and bass recorded at Antiquated Future Basement Annex (NE Portland). Carey and Russell’s parts recorded in the attic room of my parent’s house in the middle of the night, where most of my teenage recordings were made (Eugene, OR). Violin, trumpet, piano, other keys and embellishments recorded at home– The Whiskey Farm (Milwaukie, OR).
"On his latest tape, 'Like Like,' Barton offers a love letter to youthful indiscretions and wide-eyed romance...And it’s within these various levels of commitment that we witness the full extent of his musical aptitude, with complex musical associations and memories vying for control of our hearts and minds." - The Tape Deck
"Surprise trumpet solos and everything! And side one, track one references AA Milne, so they are therefore the greatest band in history by virtue of that one fact alone. So there." - Songs, by Toad
Our long-running compilation series. Over the years has had tracks by artists like Broken Water, David Thomas Broughton, and Stephen Steinbrink, and members of Grass Widow, The Lowest Pair, and Lake. Antiquated Future Records