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Ivan and Alyosha on World Cafe | May 28, 2013

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 Ivan and Alyosha started out as the duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, with the band's name coming from characters in the Russian novel The Brothers Karamazov. The two met in 2007 and immediately attracted strong national praise for their first EP, The Verse, The Chorus.

In this interview and studio performance, Wilson discusses the process of creating Ivan and Alyosha's hooky and heartfelt full-length debut, All the Times We Had, with host David Dye. "We didn't get it perfect," Wilson says, "but I definitely think we got it right." (Link)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist


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Hour 1

JD McPherson “North Side Gal” Signs & Signifiers
Tom Waits “Jockey Full Of Bourbon” Rain Dogs
The Lone Bellow “Bleeding Out” The Lone Bellow
The Decemberists “Down By The Water” The King Is Dead
Andrew Bird “Imitosis” Armchair Apocrypha
Devotchka “The Clockwise Witness” A Mad & Faithful Telling
((Ivan & Alyosha "Easy To Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ivan & Alyosha “Be Your Man” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ivan & Alyosha “Easy To Love” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ivan & Alyosha “The Fold” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ivan & Alyosha “Running For Cover” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Ra Ra Riot "Oh La" The Rhumb Line))
The Hollies “Bus Stop” 30th Anniversary Collection
She & Him “Never Wanted Your Love” Volume 3
Neko Case “This Tornado Loves You” Middle Cyclone
Kurt Vile “KV Crimes” Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
((Everest "Into Your Soft Heart" Ghost Notes))

Hour 2

Little Green Cars “The John Wayne”
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “Retreat” Give the People What They Want
The Rolling Stones “Waiting On A Friend” Tattoo You
Michael Kiwanuka “Tell Me A Tale” Tell Me A Tale EP
Escondido “Cold October” The Ghost of Escondido
((Delta Spirit "Ode To Sunshine" Ode To Sunshine))
John K Samson “When I Write My Master’s Thesis” Provincial
Jenny Lewis “Carpetbaggers” Acid Tongue
Phoenix “Entertainment” Bankrupt
Spoon “Sister Jack” Gimme Fiction
Big Star “The Ballad Of El-Goodo” Keep An Eye On the Sky 
((Miike Snow "San Soleil" Miike Snow))
Junip “Your Life Your Call” Junip
Sam Phillips “I Need Love” Martinis & Bikinis
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie Prince Billy “So Sad” What the Brothers Sang
Gram Parsons “Brass Buttons” Gram Parsons/Grievous Angel
((Sera Cahoone "Seven Hours Later" Only As The Day Is Long))