Wednesday was a busy day for The Fling. In the morning, the Long Beach quartet were the inaugural band on Nic Harcourt's new radio show on KCSN, set to air Saturday. After recording with the guru-DJ and former host of Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, the crew headed over to Amoeba Music. There they recorded a Greenroom Session, a private audio and video recording in a back room of the mega-record retailer. About 20 minutes after finishing up the Greenroom Session, drummer Justin Ivey gave us a call to chat about their newest album, life after being signed and going back home.
We were the first band to play on his new show which airs Saturday. It was great to meet him, I'd been listening to him for years. It was a cool, special honor to be a part of his first show, I mean the first band on his new show. That was really cool. I can't belive how many awesome guys this person has interviewed and there's a lot of history there. It's cool to be included in that.
Have you found anything cool while you're looking around at Amoeba?
I'm actually looking at old school rap stuff, like Dr. Dre. Some folk like Fiona Apple. I saw the new Cults record, so I might pick that one up.
Are you a strictly vinyl guy or do you like CDs?
I buy vinyl but the majority of my music collection is CDs. I don't do any illegal downloading because it hurts me to the core. Plus I like tangible things. I like to open up a record or CD and look through the liner notes and all that. It's something that's been important to me instead of downloaded media.
Has being signed to affected your band at all?
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