Ipanema Cosmonauts (formerly Ivy Lane) is the dream-pop, post-rock, nu-gaze, you-name-it duo formed by Alice and Serge in the cold, cold city of Saransk, Russia. Blending Serge's ambient guitar textures and pop laden progressions against Alice's effortless, serine and soaring vocal melodies, the band's thoughtfully crafted songs have a maturity and spaciousness that that both hook you in and let you drift.
Influenced only in part by newer Russian bands, Ipanema Cosmonauts reach past cultural barriers to incorporate jazz type progressions, shoegaze lushness, pop melodies, and collaborate internationally with other US, European, and Japanese based artists.
Out October 18th, 2016, Adrift is their debut EP release in the US and Europe. The EP starts with their most accessible and pop driven tracks, "Kites" and "Return", followed by their more well known tracks "Black Helicopters" and "Washed" that originally propelled their online success and notoriety on Soundcloud and other music streaming services.
Presently the band is writing and recording material for their first full length album due for a 2017 release.
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“a mix of old and new sounds incorporated so marvelously and so delicately creating must listen songs that should be added in your playlists from the first moment you hear the first verse” - Wolf in a Suit
“a lush an enveloping sound in which they blend ambient and shimmering guitar chords with pop-leading chord progressions and soaring, almost pop-star-like vocals..... (with a) nod at 4AD Records heyday, paired with deeply contemplative lyrics.” - Joy of Violent Movement
“Oozing with ethereal melodies.... a lucid dream, and feels like a journey through form as much as genre. Vocals pass in and out of the tracks, as do drums and lead lines. Slow, fluid melodies warm the mind without ever droning, and build into gorgeous rhythmic releases” - Heaping Helping
"Deep, Powerful, Beautiful" - Master of Chillout
"An effortless, relaxing feel, provided by guitar and clean composition. Experimental with her own vocals, the simplicity delivers great beauty, that words alone are not enough to explain." - Girl Underground Music
"Stunning electro-pop... quietly restrained and elegant" - Musicgigsnthings