Ivan & Alyosha Release New Album + Announce Show With Seattle Symphony Dec 4
November 2, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“a solid set of wistful folk-pop with soaring harmonies and anthemic choruses.” — KEXP
“‘Everybody Breaks’ is an insanely catchy folk-pop number that’s instantly memorable… The future has never seemed more welcoming for Ivan & Alyosha.” — PopMatters
“a polished west coast soul-folk sound that draws on the poppier sensibilities of McCartney songwriting.” – American Songwriter
Seattle folk pop five-some Ivan & Alyosha just released their full-length eponymous album and celebrated with a special rainy-day lawn performance on KEXP’s The Morning Show with John Richards (watch it here). The band will join the Seattle Symphony for a special show on Friday, December 4that 8pm PT (tickets here). Ivan & Alyosha is available now at all digital retailers HERE.
After a temporary hiatus, Ivan & Alyosha returned last year with the explosive single “Everybody Breaks” and EP of the same name, celebrating their journey back to their roots, creativity and each other. They followed it with a second EP, Labor On, which came out earlier this year. The full-length album is comprised of the songs from both EPs, along with two additional tracks: “Whiskey & Wine” and “Coming Alive.” The soulful “Whiskey & Wine,” which features rich and purposeful background vocals from their old friend and hometown hero Brandi Carlile along with Tim and Phil Hanseroth, tells the story of a man who has lost everything to his alcohol addiction.
Ivan & Alyosha first sparked attention with their 2013 debut album All The Times We Had, followed by 2015’s It’s All Just Pretend. The band toured extensively around those releases, supporting such acts as Brandi Carlile, The Head & The Heart, Delta Spirit, and more. As their schedules maxed out, they found less time for creativity and realized a change was needed. So, the fivesome — brothers Tim and Pete Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim, and Cole Mauro – decided to take a slight break from the day-to-day demands of Ivan & Alyosha to regroup creatively and also spend time with their young families. With that time and freedom came perspective and inspiration, and during a gathering at Mauro’s house last year, drinking beer around a fire pit and swapping these new song ideas, they came to realize two things: one, they felt a new urge to create together; and two, that they didn’t have to go about it all in the same old ways.