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Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

The three original members of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin -- lead guitarist Will Knauer, drummer Philip Dickey, and bassist Tom Hembree -- met in high school in Springfield, Missouri, and soon formed a pop band. It was Dickey who came up with the group's name while shopping with his mother one day in the local mall, and he also wrote most of their early material. Once in college, the trio added singer/guitarist John Robert Cardwell and bassist/recording engineer Jonathan James to the lineup, and the band set up a makeshift studio in Knauer's home to record Broom, which became their indie debut in 2005. Broom was only meant to be a local release. However, after the band uploaded some songs onto its website, the music press caught wind of the group's breezy pop music and helped spark a swell of online interest in the band. Along with a handful of other groups, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin became the toast of the blogosphere in 2006. That same spring, their song "Oregon Girl" ended up on an episode of The O.C., a sign that their popularity wasn't confined to the internet. A contract with Polyvinyl Records followed, and a remastered version of Broom appeared before the end of 2006. By that time, though, both Hembree and James had left, thus turning SSLYBY back into a three-piece with a rotating cast of additional guest musicians. James eventually rejoined the band, climbing aboard just in time for the release of their second full-length, Pershing. Issued in 2008, the album featured production by the bandmates themselves. SSLYBY decided to enlist the help of producer Chris Walla on their next album, though, and the resulting Let It Sway appeared to warm reviews in 2010. The following year, Polyvinyl released a compilation of the band's unreleased B-sides and demos titled Tape Club. The 2013 Polyvinyl release Fly by Wire returned the band to a three-piece lineup of Knauer, Dickey, and James, reflecting a more mature approach as well as a back-to-basics recording style back at Knauer's home. Their fifth studio album, 2015's The High Country, was recorded in Chris Walla's Hall of Justice studio and found the band upping tempos and power for a still melodically sweet but electrified, feedback-peppered reunion of SSLYBY's original lineup with Hembree returning on bass. ~ Marisa Brown
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Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

  1.   Song
  2.   I Am Warm & Powerful
  3.   Oregon Girl
  4.   Sink/Let It Sway
  5.   Critical Drain
  6.   Young Presidents
  7.   Think I Wanna Die
  8.   Glue Girls
  9.   Yellow Missing Signs
  10.   Dead Right
  11.   Full Possession of All Her Powers
  12.   HEERS
  13.   House Fire
  14.   Chili Cook-Off
  15.   Half-Awake (Deb)
  16.   Oceanographer
  17.   Go Upstairs
  18.   New Day
  19.   Travel Song
  20.   Song Will
  21.   Trevor Forever
  22.   Stuart Gets Lost dans le Metro
  23.   Cardinal Rules
  24.   Song W
  25.   The Clod and the Pebble
  26.   Lucky Young
  27.   Anne Elephant
  28.   Everlyn
  29.   Anna Lee
  30.   Step Brother City
  31.   Pangea
  32.   Bastard of Rome
  33.   Animalkind
  34.   We Can Win Missouri
  35.   Nightwater Girlfriend
  36.   Bended
  37.   Bigger Than Yr Yard
  38.   Let's Get Tired
  39.   Total Meltown
  40.   What'll We Do
  41.   Line On You
  42.   Cover All Sides
  43.   Spinning Sea
  44.   Phantomwise
  45.   Not Worth Fighting
  46.   All Hail Dracula!
  47.   Magnet's New Summer 'Do
  48.   Harrison Ford
  49.   Madeline
  50.   You Could Write a Book
  51.   Fly by Wire
  52.   Same Speed
  53.   Ms. Dot
  54.   Boring Fountain
  55.   Loretta
  56.   Some Constellation
  57.   Tin Floor 51
  58.   Unearth
  59.   Foreign Future
  60.   Letter Divine
  61.   Yr Broom
  62.   Goal Mind
  63.   Song 1000
  64.   In Pairs
  65.   A Picture to Prove It
  66.   Modern Mystery
  67.   Banned (By the Man)
  68.   Weekend
  69.   The Beach Song
  70.   Sweet Owl
  71.   My Terrible Personality
  72.   Doris Tailspin (Boring Mountain)
  73.   Made to Last
  74.   Back in the Saddle
  75.   What I Won
  76.   Gwyneth
  77.   Bright Leaves
  78.   Coming Through
  79.   Lower the Gas Prices, Howard Johnson
  80.   Song W + Song L
  81.   Tanks Jam
  82.   Margaret Yang's Theme

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