Slacker Logo
Tuning

Artist

Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement
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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin


Albums by
Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Top Songs by
Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

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

Artists Related to Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Spoon