Review: “How’s Never,” by Ivy


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“How’s Never”

From Ivy’s All Hours (Nettwerk)

Liner notes: Over a pulsing groove punctuated by synthesizers and shimmering guitars, Dominique Durand sighs, “We’ve got to find some time to get together/How’s never?” It’s one of many expressions of modern anomie on this quietly seductive album.

Behind the music: Ivy began in the mid-’90s in New York when Andy Chase (now Durand’s husband) and Fountains of Wayne co-leader Adam Schlesinger persuaded the recent Parisian émigré to sing on a demo. All Hours, the trio’s first album in six years, downplays their ’60s pop influences to spotlight dance-friendly tunes with an ’80s ambience.

Check it out if you like: Smart boy-girl collaborations like The Bird and The Bee, Saint Etienne, and Everything But The Girl.

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