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Interview: The Fling

Promising Long Beach band The Fling, who were just profiled in our On the Horizon section, recently took the time to answer a few of our inquiries regarding life and the music scene out West, their band’s history, drinking, and everything else in between. Thanks for taking the time guys!

Featured song: The Fling – Friend Of Mine

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When The Madhouses Appear

Remember when you would go see a band play a show and you would have no idea what to expect? There was a sort of excitement of anticipation, of the unknown. Of course, it could have been terrible, but you also might stumble upon something truly remarkable and moving. It’s rare to find yourself in this situation now, with myspace, music blogs and the rest you’ve usually listened to a band’s entire discography before you enter the venue. It’s similar to the effect that facebook has had on society: before you ‘officially’ meet someone, you’ve likely checked out their profile, and know more about them than you should when ‘meeting’ them for the first time. Whatever happened to the essence?

Featured song: The Fling – Strangers

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Featured song: Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me

The Postelles album cover

The Postelles - The Postelles

Inception proved that being too clever and labyrinthine can result in a Sudoku-like experience that leaves your audience thinking, “Who cares?”, and The Postelles have heeded this lesson. The 4-piece band, aided by The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. on production, have created a simply visceral affair on their upcoming full-length debut that asks you to put down your measuring stick and move something.

Listen to The Postelles – White Night while you read

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Interview: Surf City

Surf City

Surf City’s self-titled EP was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008. Throwback surf rock with a ton of reverb earned the band some much-deserved attention and brought them off the New Zealand beaches and into Indie music conversation and even into the US earlier this year to tour with Woods and Real Estate. With a full-length album, which Ash cannot wait to hear, slated for later this year (check the tracklist here), the band was generous enough to share a few moments of their time with us and answer a few questions about the shores of their homeland and beyond… View Full Article »

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