1. Schlesinger, Iha Producing New America Disc

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America. Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed…

  2. The Sounds Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due early next year via New Line. The Swedish rock act spent about two months in Oakland, Calif., recording with The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due…

  3. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  4. In the Clear

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively spring-like vibe that permeates "In the Clear"? On their fourth album of original material, bandmates Dom New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively…

  5. Billboard Bits: Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News Fountains Of Wayne is assembling an album of B-sides for release next year on S-Curve. According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled set will cull "almost every B-side the band has released since its first single in 1996," as well as…

  6. Harris, Colvin, Finns Whistle 'Dixie'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, due Feb. 1 via Nettwerk. Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack…

  7. Ivy's Chase Forms New Label, Goes Solo

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ivy's Andy Chase knows a thing or two about record labels. After all, his band has recorded for about a half-dozen of them in its decade-long career. Ivy's Andy Chase knows a thing or two about record labels. After all, his band has recorded for about a half-dozen of them in its…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fountains Of Wayne, Mest and Grandaddy. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. WAYNE'S WORLD: The peppy power-pop of New York-based quartet…

  9. Fountains Of Wayne Celebrates Biz World

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While listening to the new Fountains of Wayne album "Welcome Interstate Managers," which arrives June 10 on S-Curve/Virgin, one might think that songwriters Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger had some experience writing fiction. Not…

  10. Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve Records which will be crowned with the June 3 release of the group's third album, "Welcome Interstate Managers." Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve…

  11. Fountains Of Wayne Get Busy On Third Album

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock duo Fountains Of Wayne has recorded 15 new songs for the follow up to 1999's "Utopia Parkway" (Atlantic). Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger recently wrapped a two week studio stint at Modern rock duo Fountains Of Wayne has recorded 15 new songs for the follow…

  12. TMBG Prep 'Mink Car,' Documentary

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be Giants take a stab at sincerity on the forthcoming album "Mink Car," due Sept. 11 via Restless Records. Such a statement s While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be…

  13. Long Distance

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and seductive vocals—of the kind embraced by such acts as Komeda, Swing Out Sister, and St. Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and…

  14. Despite Calamities, Ivy Continues To Grow

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase insists that being dropped from the rosters of Atlantic and 550 Music/Epic Records was the best thing that ever happened to the New York-b It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase…

  15. Ivy Lines Up Acoustic Gigs

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the July 10 release of its upcoming Nettwerk album, "Long Distance." The group has confirmed shows in New York (July 11) and New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the…

  16. Janet & Destiny's Child Duke It Out For No. 1

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's " It's an all female top-3 on The…

  17. New Giants Album Set For August Release

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants have set an Aug. 15 release date for their as-yet-unnamed forthcoming Restless album. Suggested titles for the set, produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/Ivy), are "Yes They Might Be Giants have set an Aug. 15 release date for their as-yet-unnamed…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ivy, Backstreet Boys, Company Flow

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Ivy, Fountains Of Wayne, Backstreet Boys, Company Flow, Zack De La Rocha, Verve Pipe New York-based pop act Ivy has signed with Nettwerk for North American distribution after failing to renegotiate with Sony/550 Music. Led by French-born Dominque Durand and featuring Adam Schlesinger …

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