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When The Madhouses appear

The Fling

When The Madhouses appear

LabelDevilduck
VertriebIndigo
VÖ-Datum26.10.2012

Retro ist in. Das ist nichts Neues und nur allzu oft versinken junge Bands so sehr im Retro-Sumpf, dass nur noch das Urteil „ja, ja, kenne ich schon“ bleibt. Bei The Fling ist das irgendwie anders. Zwar tragen die fünf Jungs aus Long Beach in Kalifornien auch das Retro-Gewand, dennoch gelingt es ihnen, ihrem Debüt When The Madhouses Appear einen gänzlich neuen Anstrich zu verleihen.

Bei der Band um die Brüder Dustin und Graham Lovell ist das Sixties-Pop mit einer Prise Indie-Rock und einem kleinen bisschen Neo-Folk. So klingt das Debüt der Kalifornier also, als hätten sich die Beatles mit den Byrds zu einer Jam-Session getroffen und dazu noch Alex Chilton von Big Star und sämtliche Mitglieder von My Morning Jacket eingeladen. Auf Cold Comfort beispielsweise dröhnen ganz psychedelisch die E-Gitarren mit jeder Menge Feedback und Reverb, bei der Piano-Nummer Dry The Rain glaubt der Hörer kurzzeitig, den Herren Lennon / McCartney zu lauschen, und Devil’s Man kommt ganz schlicht mit Pedal Steel und Akustik-Gitarre aus, die beide wunderbar Dustin Lovells zerbrechliche Stimme umrahmen.

Die Mischung aus mehrstimmigen Harmonie-Gesängen in bester Sixties-Manier, die flirrender Gitarren, die so nur in Kalifornien beheimatet sein können, und gleichzeitig die dezent eingestreuten Americana-Elemente sorgen dafür, dass When The Madhouses Appear ein durchaus gelungenes Debütalbum geworden ist. Schlicht und dennoch ausgefeilt, voller Seele und Liebe zum Detail, ohne sich dabei allerdings zu sehr an einer einzige Note zu verlieren, erobern The Fling die Herzen ihrer Hörer. Schon jetzt steigt die Vorfreude auf Album Nummer 2 ins Unermessliche.

Tracklist:
  1. Friend of Mine
  2. Wanderingfoot
  3. Strangers
  4. Nothing Makes Sense
  5. Elinor
  6. No Sleep
  7. Out Of My Head
  8. Dry The Rain
  9. Day I Find
  10. Cold Comfort
  11. Spooks
  12. Devil's Man
Highlights:

Elinor, No Sleep, Devil's Man

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