Ivan & Alyosha began as a duo in 2007 with Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary. Their first EP was the well received The Verse, The Chorus. The group's new EP, Fathers Be Kind, was recorded in a converted barn in Snohomish, forty-five minutes north of Seattle. Ivan & Alyosha have now expanded to a four-piece including Wilson's brother Pete and guitarist Tim Kim. The band fits squarely into the Northwest adult-indie scene that has spawned Blitzen Trapper and Band of Horses.