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Ivan & Alyosha

When: Fri., June 7, 9 p.m. 2013

The blustering and tender folk-rock of Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha links well with the more popular sounds of Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers—the guitars and the drums build in waves, while the choruses crest into overwhelming washes. But the songs on All the Times We Had, their strong debut LP for Dualtone Records, betray the four years the band spent touring and making a string of EPs and singles before settling into the studio for a proper debut. They're smart and subtle, with considered textures that wrap around the more strident and obvious exclamations, the lace surrounding the leather. The record's lead single, "Running for Cover," even recalls the finesse of The National's Alligator, fostering tension until an escape route appears. With Caleb and Sylvan Esso. —Grayson Currin

Price: $10

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