07.06.13 — “Nightwater Girlfriend” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin doing their best Echo & The Bunnymen impression.

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Nightwater Girlfriend” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (2013, from the forthcoming album Fly By Wire).

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is an indie pop three-piece from Springfield, Missouri. They’ve been friends for a long time, and they started playing music together in about 2002. They released their debut album Broom in 2005, and they’ll release their fifth album this September on Polyvinyl Records.

The picture that I used is from when they used to be a four-piece. I really wanted to use it just because it bears a striking resemblance to the cover for the Echo and The Bunnymen compilation album Songs To Learn & Sing. The four members are lined up single file, in silhouette, in front of a cloudy sunrise/sunset. The Bunnymen are aligned facing right, while SSLYBY are aligned facing left, with more of the landscape visible. Apart from that, not much different about it. I love the SSLYBY picture for that reason alone.

Obviously, their name is a reference to former Russian president Boris Yeltsin. That’s everything that I know about them.

I have their 2010 album Tape Club, but at a daunting 26 songs (and of varying styles), it’s hard to make heads or tails of it.

I recently stumbled upon the first single from their forthcoming album, and I have to say that I like it a lot. Most of the song is lo-fi and fuzzy and loud like the stuff of mid-1990s “glasses bands”. In that way, it’s somewhat reminiscent, also, of that Velocity of Sound album by The Apples in Stereo (2002).

This is that song:
“Nightwater Girlfriend” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

You can pre-order Fly By Wire from the Polyvinyl Records web store here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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