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There at least two bands sharing the name Flying.

1) Experimental Indie band from Brooklyn, NY
2) Melodic Death Metal (sometimes tagged as Heavy Melodic Death Metal) band from Ukraine.

1) Flying is a collective of three translating magic words and mysterious noises into chaotically sweet and ardent performances. Howling, complex, disheveled, gentle and playful, their music is at once intimate and otherworldly, best described as new-dream-out-jazz-pop-noise-folk, invoking spirits Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Brigitte Fontaine, and Os Mutantes. Contemporary points of reference include Animal Collective, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and Deerhoof.

Just-one-second-ago-broken Eggshell is Flying’s debut full-length is out now on Mill Pond Records. The album was recorded at home, on beaches, in barns and fields over 6 months. Old accordions, broken pianos, buzzing guitars, thickets of drum claps mingle with harsh trills and murky creaks. Influenced by everything, Eggshell is nonetheless a search and discovery mission, a set of narratives balanced between song and sound, a testament of anxiety and hope; a dense, fantastic adventure.

Flying’s second album, Faces of the Night, was released in 2008 by Menlo Park recordings. After extensive touring, including one supporting Deerhoof, Flying is taking a break to focus on other projects. Eben Portnoy and Sara Magenheimer live in Oakland, CA and play as Fertile Crescent, and Eliot Krinsky plays as Glass Ghost with Mike Johnson, a former contributor to Flying, in Brooklyn, NY.

“I was pretty much blown away.” – music.for-robots

“A very special album.” -


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  • Natality_D

    Хорошо то как!

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • heithfield

    Graceful Murder - великолепный альбом! Редко на пост-советском пространстве услышишь такую качественную и оригинальную музыку.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Karamonn

    Ипать окуенно

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • Evil_Deicider

    Targetheart - the best!!

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • FumoFFu_ua

    Новый альбом вообще пиздец. Круто, уровень.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • BenOnUserstyles


    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hellysh

    F L Y I N G!!!!!!

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Pylesta

    охуенная комманда, я даж у себя дисочек отрыл))

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • guruedward

    отличная команда

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Oracl

    Хорошая группа))Побольше бы таких на Украине)

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • janelesque

    A Cloud in Doubt is a great song

    22 Nov 2008 Reply
  • rudesam

    i saw the indie flying open for deerhoof the other day. they were pretty cool. the gal was way cute.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nigel_vs_shark

    Does anybody actually listen to the melodic death Flying? Most of the tracks scrobbled are from the psych-folk Flying, whom I just saw play with Deerhoof in Philly and were fantastic. Perhaps as the Deerhoof tour continues they'll get enough tags and scrobbles to switch the band order around.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jeezaz

    I can barely hear the vocals in their albums, at least in "The Heir of the Future". Excellent instrumentals, though. (About the MDM Flying)

    16 Aug 2008 Reply
  • scottirvine

    That's the most faggy group of guys I've ever seen. A stereotypical round of douchebags that were beaten by their fathers at a young age. This shit is a joke.

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • fooontic

    One of the best and my favourite MDM band

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
  • antilochus

    o rly

    30 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Supermandre

    I'm afraid there's 2 bands called Flying. One Death Metal, one indie folk psychedelia stuff.

    21 Feb 2008 Reply
  • P666R

    Yes, melodic death metal, this band is from Ukraine and it is awesome!!!

    24 Jul 2007 Reply
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