Springfield, MO’s Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have a put together a special release to celebrate their 10 year existence. After releasing three LPs, they were bound to have some extra material that never made it to the record stores. Those songs will now be getting their time in the spotlight with the release of Tape Club, a 26-song double album that brings you best of the SSLYBY archives. It will be available October 18th on limited edition 180-gram maroon 2xLP, CD, and digital formats via Polyvinyl, but can already stream it on the band’s bandcamp page now. The album’s title is a direct reference to a subscription service the band started in late 2005 to raise money for tour while copies of their debut Broom; things have come full circle! The next 10 years for SSLYBY can only go up from here!
We couldn’t be called Modern Mystery Blog without keeping you up to date with all news from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, especially when there is so much they’ve just announced:
1. Their first album Broom was reissued on white vinyl for Record Store Day! I know that was a little bit ago now, and there were only 500 copies made but you may still have a chance of snatching a copy if you check with your local record store!
2. Their video for “Sink/Let It Sway” was only just released and the band has already said they were working on another video! They haven’t said which song it will accompany but they have said that “It might have more stunts” than their latest release…
Watch “Sink/Let It Sway” below to get an idea of what to prepare for:
3. Maybe the most important news item for the die-hard fans: their rarities album should be out in August!
The band will also be touring some more soon but those dates have not yet been disclosed. In the meantime, they have a few dates left on their tour with the Minnesota band Koo Koo Kanga Roo.
Here are their upcoming tour dates:
5/02 – South Orange, NJ @ Seton Hall University
5/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
There has been a talk for quite some time in the Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin camp about a studio version of ‘Cardinal Rules,’ a song the band had written about their hometown minor league baseball team, The Springfield Cardinals. The band have been playing the ever poppy tune at recent shows and it instantly became a favorite amongst fans. Will the tune be on the new record? No word on that yet, but there is word of SSLYBY working on their third record as we speak. The plans after that are to go back on tour, and we just can’t wait!
Download Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin ‘Cardinal Rules’ HERE
Ah there is nothing like springtime when your favorite indie pop band rolls into town. The Mercury Lounge in New York City last week was packed for the highly anticipated Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin show, and we expected no different. Blending recent songs from their second release Pershing and their first Broom, the band did not miss a beat. I’m not sure I’ve personally ever seen a band so flawless, so ‘dead on’ with every little note. Even when Phil Dickey’s cowbell started moving around and giving him trouble, he may have laughed, but it didn’t bother him one bit. When John Robert Cardwell broke a guitar string mid song, he just kept going and smiled. Kids, that is what real rock and roll is about. Enjoying every second of it. Even though the SSLYBY boys haven’t been around for an extreme length of time, they play better than any band their senior I’ve seen.
John Robert’s voice is just as perfect onstage as on the records and the same goes for when Phil takes the mic. The blending sounds of Phil, Will Knauer and Jonathan James are nothing less than brilliant. The band is really meant for each other because they manage to compliment the other players so well. Thats a rare find.
Some of the night’s highlights were Anne Elephtant, Glue Girls, Think I Wanna Die, We Can Win Missouri! and of course, Modern Mystery (hmm why would we like that song?! It was really sweet of the band to play it for us!) They also played a few new songs for the upcoming record, one in particular called ‘All Hail Dracula’. You can’t even imagine how good this song is.
If you haven’t seen Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin live yet you are doing yourself a horrible deed. In other words, jump on the bandwagon! Do yourself another favor and pick up their records. They will change yr life…or at least impress the hell out of you.
TONS of more pictures after the Jump
Watch Video of ‘Modern Mystery’ at the Mercury Lounge
Video from wingedfeetxc on Youtube. hehe note our little point from Phil at the end of the song 🙂
The Modern Mystery crew has a severe case of the’ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’ fever. Not that you couldn’t have figured that out by our name, but we have it more than ever. The SSLYBY boys are currently on a short tour that stops in New York City on April 9th at the Mercury Lounge. What’s after that? Well according to Phil Dickey, a new album is on the way with a tentative release date for late summer/early fall. Surely a more lengthy tour will take place after that where they’ll make all the stops.
Yesterday we had come across an amazing performance of ‘Modern Mystery’ that the band performed on Laundro Matinee late last year. Could this band possibly get any better? Enjoy!