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All the Times We Had
     

All the Times We Had

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by Ivan & Alyosha
 

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Although the name Ivan & Alyosha may make it seem like these guys are some sort of Russian folk duo, Ivan & Alyosha is actually a four-piece band out of Seattle (the name honors a pair of characters from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov) specializing in a kind of Beatlesque folk-pop that mixes wonderful melodies with

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Although the name Ivan & Alyosha may make it seem like these guys are some sort of Russian folk duo, Ivan & Alyosha is actually a four-piece band out of Seattle (the name honors a pair of characters from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov) specializing in a kind of Beatlesque folk-pop that mixes wonderful melodies with thoughtful, intelligent lyrics and gorgeous four-part vocal harmonies. All the Times We Had is the group's debut album, although they released a series of EPs prior to it, and it signals the arrival of a delightful band that, one hopes, will only get better, although it's hard to ask for more than what this album already delivers. The songs here are simply stunning, with melodies to die for, and aside from a couple of songs that try a bit too hard to take on the troubles of the universe, there isn't a serious misstep anywhere in this set. The opener, "Be Your Man," is a timeless, easygoing masterpiece, while "Easy to Love" sounds like it could be a hit in any language. "The Fold" is beautiful and uplifting, while the set closer, "Who Are You," is jaw-dropping perfect, with a chorus that soars like the angels singing. At times sounding like the Beatles, Teenage Fanclub, Harry Nilsson, Fleet Foxes, Big Star, and the Beach Boys all tossed in a blender, Ivan & Alyosha's All the Times We Had marks the arrival of a great band fully formed.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2013
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020162723
catalogNumber:
1627
Rank:
161296

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Performance Credits

Ivan & Alyosha   Primary Artist
Aimee Mann   Vocals
James McAlister   Percussion,Drums
Chad Copelin   Organ,Piano
Taylor Johnson   Guitar
Tim Kim   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jarod Evans   Guitar
Matt Slocum   Strings
Ryan Carbary   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tim Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Pete Wilson   Bass,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Greg Keplinger   Drum Technician
Matt Wignall   Cover Photo,Layout
Mark Neill   Engineer
Michael Krumper   Executive Producer,Management
Kevin Augunas   Additional Production
Ryan Craven   Booking
Chad Copelin   Producer,Engineer
Ivan & Alyosha   Composer,Producer
Jarod Evans   Engineer
Kyle Dean Reinford   Band Photo
Gaby Alvarez   Management

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All the Times We Had 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been looking forward to this album for a while and it does not disappoint. Great harmonies. Has a lazy summer "west coast" vibe. ...maybe a tinge of country? It's a solid record.