Activity Brewing In Ivy/Fountains Of Wayne Camp
A number of projects are on the horizon for the members of Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne, which share the services of multi-instrumentalist Andy Schlesinger. First up is Ivy's covers album "Guestroom," dA number of projects are on the horizon for the members of Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne, which share the services of multi-instrumentalist Andy Schlesinger. First up is Ivy's covers album "Guestroom," due Sept. 10 via Minty Fresh. The set features renditions of such tracks as Papas Fritas' "Say Goodbye," the Blow Monkeys' "Digging Your Scene," the Go-Betweens' "Streets of Your Town," the Cure's "Let's Go to Bed," Steely Dan's "Only a Fool Would Say That," and House Of Love's "I Don't Know Why I Love You."
Ivy has also recorded the Carpenters' "Sing a Song" for Nettwerk's children's compilation "For the Kids," due Oct. 22. The group's husband-and-wife team of Dominique Durand and Andy Chase are working on a full-length record with their side project Paco, which should be finished in the coming weeks. Additionally, Chase has wrapped his solo debut, under the moniker Brookville, and is mulling a label for its release.
Fountains Of Wayne, which featured Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, has completed recording on its third studio set and is also sorting out a label deal. Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and guitarist Robert Randolph make guest appearances on the as-yet-untitled set. The band can currently be heard performing the theme to Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers."
Last but not least, Chase has produced "Wallpaper for the Soul," the sophomore album from French pop/rock combo Tahiti 80, due Oct. 8 on Minty Fresh. He has also logged time in the studio with modern rock act Fastball for the latter's next album.