V42 Ivy is an American indie pop band composed of a trio of musicians, Adam Schlesinger, Dominique Durand, and Andy Chase.
Long Distance, their third LP, was released on July 10, 2001 on Nettwerk, and won the group an even wider audience both at home and abroad. The album was released on November 8, 2000 in Japan, which is seven months prior to US release, and included one bonus track “It’s All in Your Mind”. The US version included bonus track “Digging Your Scene”, a cover of Blow Monkeys’ song. On Long Distance, lush soundscapes and dense rhythm tracks were brought to the fore, and bouncy pop songs were outnumbered by moodier, more atmospheric songs like the standout single “Edge Of The Ocean”. The latter along with “Lucy Doesn’t Love You” got both videos and single releases.By this time, the band had also had found success on both the big and small screens (scoring the Farrelly Brothersâ Shallow Hal, as well as having their songs featured prominently in numerous films and television shows). Chase and Schlesinger had also begun to receive attention for their work outside the band: Chase produced the debut album by French pop group Tahiti 80, which was a hit in many countries and led to subsequent production work with several other groups; Schlesingerâs “other” band, Fountains of Wayne, released two critically acclaimed records, and he also received an Oscar nomination for his title song to Tom Hanks’ film That Thing You Do!.