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Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:55

The Fling 11/17/11

The Fling 11/17/11 Kelsey McClure
Written by Robin Wheeler
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  • Date Recorded: November 17, 2011
  • Artist / Band: The Fling
  • Hosting Show: The Space Parlour
  • Sound: Jon Valley

Equal parts Beach Boys and My Morning Jacket, the Fling come from southern California with mournful harmonies, psych-rock guitar layers and jangly beats.

Formed in 2005, it took the Fling five years to release their first full-length album, 2010's "When the Madhouses Appear" while they focused on performing. Brothers Dustin and Graham Lovelis harmonize on sad tales of love lost ("You're In My Dreams") to a lush three-guitar background that ranges from pedal steel twang to 1960's three-chord pop hooks. Guitarist and keyboardist Justin Roeland adds to the rich vocal mix while providing hints of piping retro keyboards. Justin Ivey's percussion thunders at times, but mostly veers into sparkly cymbals that lighten the load of heavy lyrics ("Dry the Rain").

The Fling doesn't ditch the dense layers of their recordings when they play live. While their songs could be stripped to acoustic versions, the four members bring the mighty noise of the studio to the stage -- and to KDHX.

All photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at her Flickr stream.

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