What do bands do for fun in between albums? A collection of cover songs! Tunes by artists like The Cure, Papas Fritas, Steely Dan (!), Serge Gainsbourg, The Go- Betweens (my favorite) get the breezy Ivy treatment. Most tracks were recorded at their own Stratosphere Sound in NYC, with Andy Chase (of the band) and Geoff Sanoff (pre honeymoon). (www.thebandivy.com)

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