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Mike Hanle y, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

a bit of both really. sometimes the melodies are lovely and the arrangements complement them well but other times they just try too hard to be perfect. the breathy french chanteuse thing is a bit od a cliche as well.

philT, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I agree. They are right on that line between. Operation Ivy, on the other hand, I lurv.

bnw, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

somehow I think their songs woudl be bette r if sung by bruce springsteen

mike hanle y, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

they're better than fountains of wayne

electric sound of jim, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

three years pass...
Has anyone heard _In the Clear_?

late adopter, Wednesday, 9 March 2005 09:41 (seventeen years ago) link

They was in the New York Times on Sunday. What it says about the record:

"In the Clear" is an Ivy album par excellence: lush, layered pop that sounds at once classicist and totally contemporary. For the first time, the band wrote songs in the recording studio, and Mr. Chase and Mr. Schlesinger fought their perfectionist production impulses. "We wanted a record that was a little more visceral, with more of a live band sound," Mr. Chase says.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 10:00 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

"hmmm... I wonder what happened to Ivy?" *finds website at http://www.thebandivy.com *

Hi everyone! 2009 has been a really busy year for all of us:

Right now IVY's currently hard at work recording our follow up album to In The Clear. I know we take forever between albums but believe me - another one is on it's way! Look for a release sometime in early 2010.


Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:25 (thirteen years ago) link

BTW, In The Clear is tremendously great. Promo description upthread OTM

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:26 (thirteen years ago) link

didn't know in the clear existed. will have to have a listen. i really hated the covers album.

quaq quao, sweetie (electricsound), Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:51 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...


meisenfek, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 20:49 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Welcome back!


Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 9 June 2011 01:34 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

For what was apparently their first live show in years, they were great! Check them out...

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:48 (eleven years ago) link

five years pass...

apartment life sounds nice and sunny on this gloomy day

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 28 November 2016 21:51 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Apartment life is so rad if I like that what should i hear next

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:45 (four years ago) link

Their debut, "Realistic" and the "Lately" EP.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:25 (four years ago) link

Long Distance is the last one I fell hard for, though the following discs each had highlights. Apartment Life is my favorite, then Realistic. Happy to have seen them supporting Lloyd Cole way back. Periodically check for word of a new disc, but it's been a while.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Saturday, 10 February 2018 22:07 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Love these albums. RIP Adam.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 2 April 2020 02:16 (two years ago) link

Same, never really got into FoW but Ivy soundtracked a good part of my 00's. RIP. Fuck this virus.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 2 April 2020 08:55 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Never really listened to this band, even when AS passed, but somebody elsewhere posted something this morning and now they are really hitting the spot today.

Rich Valley Girl, Poor Valley Girl (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 June 2021 21:44 (one year ago) link

I adore apartment life. “the best thing” is one of the very best songs of the 90s

brimstead, Friday, 25 June 2021 23:00 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

A half-hour tribute to AS, drawing together various home videos and the like, has just been released by the surviving members:


Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 16:03 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

This album rules.

hi Brad

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 August 2022 15:26 (five months ago) link

which one?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 August 2022 15:46 (five months ago) link

Why, Apartment Life, of course

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 August 2022 18:44 (five months ago) link

weird, i've been listening to 'get out of the city' on repeat for the last month, perfect too hot song

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Saturday, 13 August 2022 21:35 (five months ago) link

I always have "No Guarantee" from the first album stuck in my head.


Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 13 August 2022 21:53 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

Awesome, I’ve been coming back to that album a lot lately

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Thursday, 19 January 2023 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

Not sure I knew this thread existed. Great revive!

The Gate of Angels Laundromat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 January 2023 02:06 (two weeks ago) link

Especially since I posted on it a year and a half ago.

The Gate of Angels Laundromat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 January 2023 02:17 (two weeks ago) link


^ this was in my head all summer. BEST SONG!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:35 (two weeks ago) link

Great name

Jeff, Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:40 (two weeks ago) link

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