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The Fling / Bio

The Fling—an honest and ambitious four-piece from Long Beach, Calif.—will
self-release their first full-length record “When The Madhouses Appear” on their
own label, Lady Monk Records, in stores Aug. 27 and digitally Aug. 31. Recorded
by local wizard Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, Deep Sea Diver) and engineered
by Los Angeles technical guru Raymond Richards (Local Natives, The Henry
Clay People), the album was carefully crafted to meet the demands of all involved.

Dustin Lovelis (guitar, vocals) wrote from a young age and collaborated with
brother Graham Lovelis (bass, vocals), but it wasn’t until 2007 that Dustin took the
project and pushed it center. The Lovelis boys extracted The Fling’s name from a
band their father founded in his twenties which split shortly after Dustin was born,
but the Lovelis brothers—partnering with Justin Ivey (drums) and Justin
Roeland (guitar, keys, vocals)—are carrying out The Fling legacy and have been
writing, recording and touring together since 2008. With several regional and
national tours behind them, a five-song EP (“Ghost Dance”) and a 7-inch (“Out Of
My Head”) all attracting critical acclaim, The Fling has garnered a loyal following
across the Southland. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Dawes, The
Growlers and fellow Long Beach bands Delta Spirit, Avi Buffalo and We

“When The Madhouses Appear” taps into the dark and strange ethos of the
individuals within the band while managing to capture the bliss that only the weary
can oblige, with the vulnerability of Elliott Smith, the deep, old grit of The Pretty
Things and the apathetic bite of the Pixies. The Fling’s new album tremors with the
clashing of chaotic walls of sound attempting to strangle the silence, resulting in a
delicate balance of ethereal mania…and if you ask the band, they wouldn’t have it
any other way.

General Info

Band Members
Dustin Lovelis, Graham Lovelis, Justin Roeland, Justin Ivey
Artist Name
The Fling
Profile Page
Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Long Beach, CA