Ivan & Alyosha, also known as I&A, is a folk-pop, indie rock band from Seattle, Washington formed in 2007 by Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary. Known for their sweet, Beatles-esque melodies, jangly guitars, heartfelt songwriting, and energetic live performances, I&A has toured with and supported the likes of NEEDTOBREATHE, the Head and the Heart, Delta Spirit, Aimee Mann, and Brandi Carlile. Other highlights include a feature on NPR’s Tiny Desk series and All Songs Considered, press coverage from The Seattle Times, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous network television song placements.
With over a decade of touring and recording under their belts, Ivan & Alyosha continue to hone their creative voice, unafraid to let their sound evolve while staying true to their folk-pop roots. The band released their most recent self-titled, full-length album in October 2020 via Nettwerk Music Group at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Times called it “a mature, masterful work with sonic and thematic heft, and intuitive production,” adding, “The band’s sound has flowered into its own unique, folk-pop grandeur.”
With tour dates and other release plans put on hold or canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, the band shifted to recording and live-streaming from their studio and any available opportunities in the Seattle area. I&A spent the better part of 2022 writing and recording what will be the band’s fourth full-length album, produced by Owen Lewis. Nettwerk Music Group plans to release new music this summer.