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Album Review: The Fling, ‘When The Madhouses Appear’

25 Aug

By Nate Jackson

If there’s one constant description applied Long Beach band The Fling, it’s that they come off more like nostalgic archivists than aspiring breakout artists. But given the highly (re)creative climate already embraced by the music scene around them, that’s not a bad label to have. Especially since they’re one of few acts we can think of that care enough about the sounds they borrow to actually get them right. The track list of their debut full-length, When The Madhouses Appear (out Aug. 31 on the band‘s own label, Lady Monk Records) progresses through a timeline of pop and folk’s most iconic eccentrics.

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Q&A: The Fling

31 Jul

Photo credit: Dylan Cortez

By Ashley Eliot

If you were to have a summer fling, this Long Beach band would be your best bet. With a new album set to release later this month, The Fling is four guys making catchy folk/psychedelic rock that will instantly make you sway back and forth and hypnotize you with their talent. Influenced by John Lennon, Frank Black and The Zombies, you can definitely tell their sound also blends influences from Queen, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd.

The Fling is bringing back a classic sound that has been renewed with pop bursts, harmonies and distorted guitar riffs. The new record When The Madhouses Appear drops August 27 at Spaceland and it’s going to smack you right in the face. Then you’re going to smack yourself in the face for not knowing about this band sooner.

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Album Review: The Tails, Self-Titled

29 Jun

By Allison Flaker

Do you ever wonder what happened to the piano stylings and witty unabashed lyrics of Ben Folds? Wonder no more, because with The Tails’ upcoming self-titled debut album, you can feel that warm sensation Folds once gave you, but in a more updated, younger and optimistic fashion. The Long Beach cousins started writing music together three years ago, and are recording, performing and ready to rock the suburbs.

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