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Ivan and Alyosha.
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May 28, 2013 The Seattle band plays songs from its hooky and heartfelt full-length debut, All the Times We Had.
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Ivan & Alyosha win over new fans during a spirited performance at TenOak in Austin.
April 5, 2013 The Seattle natives in Ivan & Alyosha possess cool charisma and an infectious sound that won over listeners at 2013's South By Southwest music festival.
Ivan & Alyosha's first full-length album, All the Times We Had, comes out Feb. 26.
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February 10, 2013 It's about time Ivan & Alyosha received due praise as a standard-bearer for hyper-accessible, harmony-rich roots music: The band writes gorgeous, swelling, impeccably built songs about love and faith, and performs them with real charm.
Ivan & Alyosha performed on Mountain Stage.
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January 19, 2012 The Seattle indie-pop band brings the Beatles-esque harmonies and infectious guitar hooks of their second EP, Fathers Be Kind, to West Virginia's most famous stage.
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Ivan and Alyosha takes its name from characters in the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel, The Brothers Karamazov.
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March 6, 2011 The Seattle band Ivan and Alyosha counts neither an Ivan nor an Alyosha among its ranks. It takes its name from characters in the Dostoevsky novel The Brothers Karamazov. Turns out the questions of faith in that book can be found in this group's music, too — however inverted.
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February 7, 2011 In preparation for SXSW 2010, we each listened to some 1,300 songs. Among the favorites was "Easy to Love" by Ivan and Alyosha. Watch the band showcase its Beatles-esque harmonies and sweet melodies.
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"Easy to Love," from Ivan and Alyosha's debut EP, is a sweetly booming ode to love as a feat of endurance.
April 20, 2010 There's more to "Easy to Love" than mere likeability. A propulsive, sweetly booming ode to love as a feat of endurance, the song lays out a matter-of-fact guide to surviving hard times before it even gets to its simple but irresistible chorus.
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