It's been said about many a band, but I'll say it again about this one: the Long Beach quartet The Fling--brothers Dustin and Graham Lovelis on guitar and bass, plus guitarist/keyboardist Justin Roeland and drummer Justin Ivey--are a modern day Beatles fan's dream. That's Beatles circa Rubber Soul--The Fling's tunes are loose, woozy, and tinged in psychedelia and melancholy. The Lovelis brothers blend their buzzing vocals while electric guitars swoon; frequently the music buoys upward towards a state of beatitude only to suddenly melt into a single hushed melody--it's music that's all about dynamic. In December, the band signed with Dangerbird Records, who will re-release their debut, the fiery and heavily textured When The Madhouses Appear, on May 3.
The Fling plays the High Dive tonight with Black Whales and Deep Sea Diver. The show starts at 8 p.m. and it's FREE.