Tuesday, May 24, 2011
[blogs.kcrw.com] I was thoroughly enjoying Nic Harcourt’s Sunday show last night. So much so that I sat in the grocery store parking lot because I wouldn’t dare exit the vehicle while Blur’s “Tender” is playing (try driving around to that one late at night with the windows down. Pretty close to a spiritual experience).
Then, even after staring down a pile of CDs begging for my attention, I turned on the radio when I got back in the house and was treated to more fantastic picks, including a catchy rock track that sounded familiar but I couldn’t place it.
Sometimes good songs are like that, they seem instantly familiar. It was soulful and rocking. I really couldn’t wait to hear it again as soon as it was over.
After perusing the playlist, I figured out it was The Fling.
Not only are they one of Dangerbird Records latest signees, but they’re a local band!
They list their hometown as Long Beach and I realized where I actually may have heard that song before – they were opening for Delta Spirit/Darker My Love on a tour earlier this year and I remember thinking how their music fit right in. (The LA Weekly describes it as “Big Pink-meets-Black Mountain country-gaze”.)
So maybe the familiarity thing was a fluke. But it’s a REALLY solid song. Their album, “When the Madhouses Appear”, was released earlier this month and you can bet I’ll be trying to get my hands on it.
Wanderingfoot by The Fling
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:19 PM