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I Hope You're Feeling Better Now
eenie meenie records, 2003
5 Song EP

Good Morning Beautiful
eenie meenie records, 2002
Full Length CD


Feeling a bit camera shy


20th Century: Irving forms in Los Angeles. All members sing and contribute songs. Their primary influences are Pavement and the Beatles.

2000: Irving plays numerous shows in LA. Has a residency at LA's renowned club Spaceland. Tours the US for the first time. Plays CMJ.

Spring 2001: Legendary producer Andy Paley (Modern Lovers, Brian Wilson) discovers Irving and records 5 songs with them.

December 2001: Irving records their debut full-length album Good Morning Beautiful.Good Morning Beautiful(GMB) was entirely self-produced with the exception of L-O-V-E from the Andy Paley sessions. The album is diverse and explorative. It pulls from a variety of 60’s pop influences (Beatles, Kinks etc.), and more contemporary indie-pop influences (Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, etc) and begins pushing these sounds in new directions, experimenting with drum machines, sound effects, and synthesizers. In keeping with Irving tradition, the group trades off on lead vocals.

September 2002: Good Morning Beautiful is released on Eenie Meenie Records. It is the appropriately named label's 2nd release ever. GMB is praised by critics -- "A stunning first outing" SF Weekly -- and the record is said to feel "like a week-long, lazy coastal vacation with your best friends -- backing sounds fit for hours spent in the glow of beachfront campfires, crashing surf, and all-night drunken dancing". The Local Planet Weekly(Spokane, WA). It hits #52 on the CMJ charts, #9 on the Dusted charts, is added to the play list at KCRW’s famous Morning Becomes Eclectic program. LA's "Mayor of Sunset Strip" Rodney Bingenheimer begins to play Irving on his KROQ show.

October 2002: Irving supports the Polyphonic Spree in Los Angeles. Tim DeLaughter calls Turn of the Century(GMB) "the greatest pop song I’ve ever heard."

February 2003: Irving cleans out the closet by recordingI Hope You're Feeling Better Now EP. It is co-produced with Elliot Chenault. It features old songs The Curious Thing About Leather and White Hot, and 3 new ones.

February 2003: Irving embarks on the first of 4 tours over the next year. They play SXSW and CMJ to sold out crowds and are enthusiastically received.

September 2003 - Present: I Hope You're Feeling Better Now is released, to even greater acclaim than GMB. Magnet magazine does a feature on the band. Filter magazine gives the EP 90% out of 100%. Under the Radar magazine gives it 9 blips out of 10. The LA Times features Irving as one of its Buzz Bands. 'The Curious Thing About Leather' and 'I Can't Fall In Love' receive generous college airplay. LA's KROQ and INDIE 103.1 stations play 'L-O-V-E' and 'I Can’t Fall in Love'.

February 2004 - Present: Irving tours the West Coast. PlaysNoise Pop, and SXSW to packed crowds. Heads back to the studio for the remainder of the year. Concentrates on writing and recording what will be their second full-length album.