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August 22 2012 10:26 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Here's what Rocket Fuel Podcast has to say about the Old Flings LP. Wow.

“90s-era Revelation Records meets Gin Blossoms meets Smashing Pumpkins meets Hum meets
Samiam” are the words that the Asheville, North Carolina band Old Flings use to describe their
band’s sound. After reading that I thought to myself, “is it possible that one band could have a
mix of so many different elements that I love and actually pull it off?” Well, this trio puts that
question to their test in their debut full-length, Spite. And let me just tell you that after listening
to the record dozens of times, the answer is unequivocally, yes.

Spite takes you on an emotional journey throughout its 11 tracks, while stopping along the way
at each musical landmark mentioned in their description. What is so unique about what Old
Flings have done with the songs on Spite is that they have effectively incorporated all of their
influences in each song without having songs dedicated to each influence, like this is the Samiam
song or this is the Gin Blossoms song. Throughout the entire record, I will hear something new
each time that highlights this. Whether it is the guitar work Merry Go Round sounding like
Samiam to the intro of Honest having a 90s college radio rock vibe to the bass intro on Grip
having that 90s Revelation Records sound, elements of all of these bands and styles of music that
I love are woven into each song and throughout the record. To me, the influence that shines the
brightest on Spite is Samiam. And let’s face it, if your main influence is Samiam, you are doing
just fine.

Besides the spot on work by Jordan Luff on bass and Travis Hollifield on drums, what stands
out to me is the vocal work by singer/guitarist Matt Evans. His delivery throughout the record is
so breathy and effortless yet commanding. From top to bottom, I can’t remember the last time I
heard a debut record that drew me in and captured me quite like Old Fling’s Spite has.

On the Rocket Fuel gauge for albums, a zero being that the album is out of gas, a five being that
the tank is half full or average and a ten being that the album is full of gas and ready to blast
off, I give Spite by Old Flings a 9. There is not a single filler track on this young band’s debut
and if you like any or all of the band’s influences, you have to hear their unique and astounding
performance on this record."
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August 24 2012 12:08 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Here's what our weekend looks like (come out say hello):

- Friday the 24th in Greensboro, NC @ Buttery Day Ranch w/ Swordmasters of Ginaz and Stephen Kent of Radio Reds (https://www.facebook.com/events/231068240349473)

- Saturday the 25th in Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern for Feed the Scene One Year Anniversay
(https://www.facebook.com/events/441599299183471)

- Sunday the 26th in Roanoke, VA @ House Show w/ Tough Luck, Hard Evidence, Tiebreaker, more
(https://www.facebook.com/events/481240395221460)

Hope to see you at one of the shows! They're all really diverse and should be really, really fun!
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August 27 2012 11:46 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
bump
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September 1 2012 1:31 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Tests are approved. We will have these at the Fest in FL. They sound killer too. Also these will come with download cards.
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September 2 2012 5:44 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Old Flings - Spite full stream coming Tuesday. I'll post a link as to where.



http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedpressing.com/
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September 4 2012 6:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Punknews.org is streaming Old Flings new LP "Spite" right now. They have the song order backwards so hopefully we can get that fixed but other than that....listen and enjoy.

click here for link
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September 5 2012 10:40 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
also we are adding CDs to the store too for this release....if anyone is into that sort of thing.
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September 8 2012 4:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
bump....
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September 25 2012 8:02 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
bump. We just shot a video for TBC. Hope to get it up sooon.
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October 14 2012 1:26 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_old_flings_t.b.c

TBC video is up. Also the vinyl has shipped. I should be able to start shipping preorders by the end of the week. Woo.
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October 20 2012 8:08 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
vinyl is here. shipping now. Thanks! We will be at Fest this year too so stop by and say hello and pick this record up.
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October 23 2012 5:40 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
If any of you folks will be at Fest, we will have a special Fest edition with a screenprinted cover. All domestic orders are shipped out!

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June 20 2014 9:19 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
We have the third press in stock now!

Cosmos / Starburst vinyl and black vinyl. We changed the center labels to differentiate the black pressings. The cosmos is limited to 100 and is absolutely stunning.

You can get this from me here: http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com/products/17424-old-flings-spite-lp-3rd-press-now-in-stock

I have most of the Old Flings splits from this last year in stock as well!

And from Self Aware Records here: http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/
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