Ivan & Alyosha is not a duo. They’re a four-man band who borrow their name from a pair of characters from Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. The unconventional name is apropos, because they’re a band that defies genre categorization. They write songs of strife, strength, and redemption, that come wrapped in a beautiful package of tasty guitar licks, foot-tappin’ rhythm, and lush Beatleesque harmonies. This outfit knows how to make great records, but in a live setting is where the boys really shine.
On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, we take you into the band’s rehearsal and work space to talk about their brand new record to be released on February 23rd.
They talk about their musical influences, which range from The Beatles to Tom Jones. Ivan & Alyosha also talk about their forthcoming tour that will take them across the U.S.
Before the band hits the road, they will be playing their record release show Saturday, February 23d at Showbox @ The Market.Past SMI Radio guest, Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights and The Passenger String Quartet will also be on the bill. The show will be streamed live via Melodic Caring Project.
SMI RADIO EP. 73 ON DEMAND: KRIS ORLOWSKI AND CITY FAIRE (PHOTOS)
This will be the band’s second show in Seattle this year. The combo performed a Seattle Secret Show January 5th, which was streamed by Melodic Caring Project to children in the hospital. You can read all about it and see the photos by clicking the link below.
SEATTLE LIVING ROOM SHOWS & MELODIC CARING PROJECT KICK OFF 2013 (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)
Tickets for the show are available here.
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