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

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