Fresh New Ivy on the Way!
Well, it's been a while, folks -- sorry for the radio silence but ... it's been a silent radio, as far as Ivy's concerned! But here's great news, direct from the press release:
NEW YORK TRIO IVY RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM THIS FALL
FIRST SINGLE “DISTANT LIGHTS” SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 7, 2011
May 23, 2011 (New York, NY) – IVY returns to Nettwerk to release their long-awaited fifth studio album this fall, title/release date TBA. The upcoming release -- written, produced and mixed by the band in their own Manhattan studio -- is their first in six years and the follow up to 2005’s critically acclaimed In The Clear.
Fans will get a taste of the new album when Ivy releases their first single, “Distant Lights,” on June 7, 2011. A slow-building, hypnotic and danceable track, “Distant Lights” manages to sound simultaneously like classic Ivy and like nothing they've ever quite done before. Singer Dominique Durand says, "This record feels like a new beginning for Ivy. We have never been as excited about one of our records as we are about this one."
Ivy -- Parisian-born singer Durand, Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger-- began life in the mid-1990s as a stripped-down indie band, with an unpolished, jangly sound offset by Durand’s intimate accented vocals. But on their breakthrough second album Apartment Life (1997), they began to augment their succinct melodies and chiming guitars with richer arrangements that revealed their growing comfort level in the recording studio. On 2001’s Long Distance, lush soundscapes and dense rhythm tracks were brought to the fore, and bouncy pop songs were outnumbered by moodier, more atmospheric songs like standout single “Edge Of The Ocean.” For 2005’s In The Clear, the band tried to strike a balance between the immediacy of their early recordings and the careful sonic detailing of their more recent work.
About the forthcoming album, Mark Jowett, Nettwerk VP of International A&R/Publishing, says, “Ivy has reemerged with a beautiful, evocative and excellent album, and we are thrilled to have linked up with them again.”
Stay tuned for more details on Ivy’s fifth studio album.