Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the debut LP from IVAN & ALYOSHA to be released early next year. The Seattle-based four-piece is set to release their much anticipated debut, All The Times We Had via Dine Alone (Canada) on February 26, 2013.
All The Times We Had was co-produced by engineer Chad Copelin and mixed by Jesse Lauter (The Low Anthem, Bobby Long). The record is the Seattle four piece’s follow up to their well received 2011 EP Fathers Be Kind, which won them recognition and praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Relix (On The Verge Artist), Paste, and NPR’s All Things Considered and Tiny Desk series. The results are an 11-song album that effortlessly captures the warmth and immediacy of Ivan & Alyosha’s live performances, lending added resonance to such lyrically compelling and melodically arresting tunes as “Be Your Man,” “Running for Cover,” “Don’t Wanna Die Anymore,” “The Fold” and the album’s bittersweetly reflective title track.
The intrepid ensemble— which borrows its name from a pair of characters from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov— is comprised of core members Tim Wilson (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Ryan Carbary (guitars/piano/vocals), Tim Kim (electric guitar/vocals) and Tim’s brother Pete Wilson (bass/vocals). The band has spent much of the past two years on the road, traveling the highways and back roads of America – often accompanied by a revolving assortment of friends and collaborators on various instruments – building a loyal fan base with their high-energy live performances.
Ivan & Alyosha hit the road this Fall to share new material with fans in North America, and are currently gearing up for what promises to be a momentous year for them in 2013.
“Like their Seattle brethren in The Head and the Heart, Band of Horses, and Fleet Foxes, Ivan & Alyosha create luscious, enjoyable folk-pop” – Paste Magazine
“Beatles-esque pop harmonies and sweet melodies” – NPR Music
“Think of a literary-minded cross between Local Natives and Fleet Foxes” – FILTER
(Photo credit Kyle Dean Reinford)