Is Adam Schlesinger some unstoppable kind of juggernaut, or what?
First, he just blasted through San Francisco on a solo tour with his Candy Butchers buddy Mike Viola. Then, he announced that his brainy power-pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne were finally issuing a new set, “Sky Full Of Holes,” on Aug. 2, with a kickoff single called “Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart” already available for download.
Enough to keep any artist busy, right? But wait — there’s more.
Schlesinger’s other group, the trio Ivy he formed with Parisian-born chanteuse Dominique Durand, has just finished its new record, as well, “All Hours,” which will street on Sept. 20. It’s the first Ivy set since 2005’s “In The Clear,” and a flagship single is also up on iTunes, “Distant Lights.”
Durand calls the album “a rebirth,” since, sonically speaking, the band was unsure of its direction for quite some time. She says they wanted to return to that feeling of innocence they had on their first lo-fi recordings, so “All Hours” was written, produced and mixed by the group in their own Manhattan studio.
Now only one question remains: Exactly who will guitarist Schlesinger tour with first?