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Ivan And Alyosha

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Ivan & Alyosha: Tiny Desk Concert

After listening to 1,300 songs in preparation for South by Southwest 2010, Ivan and Alyosha's "Easy to Love" turned up as one of our favorite pre-festival discoveries.

That was a year ago, and at the time, the Seattle group had just one EP out, called The Verse, The Chorus. This past summer, Ivan and Alyosha members Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary came to NPR with a few more bandmates — Pete Wilson, (Tim's brother), Tim Kim (heard here on acoustic and electric guitars) and drummer Cole Mauro. All charmed us with their Beatles-esque pop harmonies and sweet melodies.

The band's second EP, Fathers Be Kind, has just come out, so we figured this was as good a time as any for you to get to know Ivan and Alyosha's music.

Set List
  • "Beautiful Lie"
  • "Easy To Love"
  • "I Was Born To Love Her"
Credits

Michael Katzif, Bob Boilen (cameras); edited by Bob Boilen; photo by Mito Habe-Evans

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