Indie-pop trio IVY have announced the details for their highly anticipated
5th studio album All Hours [Nettwerk]. The record, due out Sept. 20th, marks
a self-proclaimed “rebirth” finding the band more focused on textures and
rhythms than the traditional guitar-focused sound that has characterized their
previous recording efforts. Singer Dominique Durand describes the writing
process for All Hours as an attempt to “go back to some kind of innocence, and
also a feeling of energy and excitement”.
IVY, which formed in 1994, had released four critically acclaimed albums by 2006.
Originally planning to release another record quickly at that time, the band ended up
writing and discarding at least an album’s worth of songs over the next couple of
years. Finally the band turned a corner, adapting a new writing style and
rejuvenating their love for being involved in the project.
The band is currently offering a three song sampler from “All Hours” on their Soundcloud
that shows both the progress and the range of the new record. Second single
“Fascinated” sounds like a lost 80’s synth-pop hit remixed for the present day while “Distant”
Lights” presents a slow-building shifting soundscape with a relentless, hypnotic beat.
The 11 tracks that make up “All Hours” maintain those unmistakable IVY melodies and
hooks, but also present a bold new chapter for the band. The result of which is an album
that is sure to please longtime fans as well as capture new ones. The band will also be
taking the stage for three dates this September, the dates and ticket info for which can
be found below.
Stay tuned for more news from Ivy.
9/13 – Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse – Find Tickets
9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot – Find Tickets
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater – Find Tickets
All Hours track listing:
1. Distant Lights
3. How’s Never
5. World Without You
6. You Make It So Hard
7. I Still Want You
8. Everybody Knows
9. Lost In The Sun
10. She Really Got To You
11. The Conversation