Today seems like a good day to look back at my favorite songs or albums in 2012, but my gaze is set a bit further back in time. With the news that the 400 Bar is closing, I was reminiscing about the various shows I’ve seen there over the years, and two shows stand out. One from earlier this year, but since it was my husband’s band, I’ll leave that for another time. The show I want to write about today was from 2005. Ivy had recently released In the Clear, and they played a great set to a small crowd at the 400 Bar. We Heart Music posted about that 2005 show recently and noted that Ivy has a newer album (All Hours, 2011) and video released on YouTube in 2012. I don’t know how I lost track of this band over the years, and I must say I’m glad to revisit their mellow pop songs today.
Here is the new video, “Lost in the Sun”:
Or, if you want to live in the past on the last day of 2012, here is “The Best Thing” from Apartment Life:
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