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Ivan & Alyosha: Swelling Folk Pop Hooks, In The Studio

Hear the band perform songs from its album 'All The Times We Had.'

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha performs in the Soundcheck studio. Ivan & Alyosha performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Ivan & Alyosha normally deals with expectations right off the bat. The folk pop group — which takes its name from two characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov — is often assumed to be a duo. But the band faced even higher expectations with its recently released debut album, All The Times We Had, as the Seattle combo has been buzzed about since 2009.

The record didn't disappoint — our pals at NPR Music hailed its "gorgeous, swelling, impeccably built songs" and "gigantic hooks."

Hear Ivan & Alyosha perform three songs from All The Times We Had.

Set List:

  • "Be Your Man"
  • "The Fold"
  • "Running For Cover"

For more photos, visit Soundcheck's Tumblr page.

Guests:

Ivan & Alyosha

Comments [2]

JML from Brooklyn, NY

Just wanted to say how much I like this music -- first time hearing this band. Thanks, J.S. and Soundcheck, for introducing us to great new music.

Apr. 22 2013 09:57 PM
Ryan Warner from Santa Barbara

Gents, you guys rock. You should play the fold.....
Love Warner

Apr. 18 2013 02:37 PM

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