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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, ... Read more in Amazon's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B000I2IRV4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pangea
2. I Am Warm And Powerful
3. What'll We Do
4. Travel Song
5. Oregon Girl
6. House Fire
7. Yr Broom
8. Anna Lee
9. Anne Elephant
10. Gwyneth

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Sweet, melodic, and scrappy, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is the kind of band that quietly changes lives, kind of like the Shins before Garden State hit. On its unassuming debut album, the Springfield, Missouri quartet not only brings to mind the weightless pop of its now famous Portland counterparts but a fuzzy production style that evokes Of Montreal and gentle romanticism of Elliott Smith. Nowhere more so than on poignant tracks like "Oregon Girl" and the slightly dubby "House Fire," where dueling singers Philip Dickey and John Cardwell trade charmingly out of sync verses such as, "I coughed your name/ I smoked all day/ And I slept myself sleepy." It's familiar, warm, and clearly deserving of a soundtrack to call its own. --Aidin Vaziri

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Format: Audio CD
This is a band that I have been listening to for about 8 hours!

I am off to see them live tonight and quite frankly I am ever so excited. They are young but have an emence tallent already. Definatly worth a listen : )
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Missouri's Last Chance...maybe 29 May 2006
By Cole Moss - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I know practically nothing about Boris Yeltsin. The things I know would hardly form a paragraph. The details are bleak. I know he is Russian, still alive, and was a big piece in ending the communist regime in Russia. I have recently learned that he broke his femur this last September, his major in college was construction, and, of late, has stated how he wishes to return to the centrally run political apparatus of the Soviet-era.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is easily stated as an odd name .For a while there I did that thing where I questioned how a band with such a long name could even be relevant. This idea seems extraneous but I must questions stupid things like this. If I don't, I have this idea that I could be missing the point. I assume the band wished to communicate something with this title they have taken. At the moment that point seems unclear.

I read about SSLYBY online. I was going through my usual music blogs with their free MP3's. While on Catbirdseat, I came across a write up on `House Fire' and `Lower the Gas Prices, Howard Johnson' was attached. I picked up both and both came to me at the perfect time in my life.

The band has released 2 EP-ish things, to my knowledge. They had Gwyn and Grace then something else with Michael Holt. There is also another album that I have that doesn't ever seem to be mentioned; though I guess it could be Gwyn and Grace. It was given to me by my soccer coach Colby Elbert and features a couple of members who are no longer involved with the band, for whatever reasons. Their work has been consistently solid but each album seems to take it up another notch (<--isn't that such an overused phrase??)

Broom is sad in a happy way, like at a funeral when old stories of a glorious life a relived with tears and smiles. Each track on this album deserves its own little description and anecdote but I just can't do it. `Pangea' is the fun happy jump-off tune. `What'll We Do' causes rain to pour on Saturdays in September. `Anna Lee' puts off the same tone as Elliot Smith's `Needle In the Hay'. `Anne Elephant' feels like vaudeville with the indie touches, but in a good way. `Gwyneth' is the song that embodies the time when you've been on a long successful voyage and you've finally made it home, and you get to tie down the ship after the celebration the whole ride home. The best song on the album, `House Fire', will someday end a Wes Anderson film.

SSLYBY is a solid band with a great future. They've got the right mix of pop influences, including The Shins, Of Montreal, Damien Rice, a little Bill Withers, and the spaciousness of Spoon. They also used handclaps, which is a huge plus in my book. Broom is easily on my top 10 for the year 2005.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This band needs out of their garage and into your playlist 1 Jun 2005
By Barbara E. Paget - Published on
Format: Audio CD
BROOM is clever and unique from start to finish. An eclectic mix that reminds me of catchy Beatles pop meets the lyrical wit and stylings of Weezer. I find myself singing along and wishing there were even more. I'm living in the busy music scene of downtown Seattle, and am astounded to find one of the best releases of '05 from Springfield, Missouri. You won't be disappointed.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An album you don't want to pass up. 25 Oct 2006
By C. Knauer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest albums to be released in the past few years. If you're a fan of The Shins, Wilco, etc, then Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's (SSLYBY) album Broom is a must buy. Every song is terrific, and you'll find yourself listening to the entire album on repeat.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Embrace of the Middle 26 Oct 2006
By Lyle Schofield - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Thank the stars for the third best band on Weller Street in the Queen's City. SSLYBY, in this re-release by polyvinyl, delivers genuine American indie pop in the face of orchestrated coporate manipulation. While other bands agonize over concept albums, rock operas, perception, and image, "Broom" reminds us that the muses still speak to those that listen. This record sheds both the pretense of the indie scene and the mainstream monotony, and instead favors a tangible reality. From girlfriends that inspire to living in a middle-sized, mid-west town, this album provides as much life as any multi-producer album (this record was self produced, recorded, etc). And don't let the snappy sugar tones fool you into thinking this is "good guy" rock, as the soul of the record runs much deeper. This record is one of the best from 2005 and definately one of the best from this year as well.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Raise the Gas Prices Howard Johnson 18 Nov 2005
By kosmomonkey - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Every once in a blue moon, a record will fall into my lap that will, not redefine musical creativity for me, but reinforce my love and appreciation of independent artists and beautiful, lo-fi recordings. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's first full-length album, Broom, is one such record. It's nothing groundbreaking or terribly innovative, but gorgeously crafted; the type of music to which you can stare at absolutely nothing for hours with your headphones on (I like to call it bus stop music). But don't let the mammoth moniker trip you up before you can get your first listen. Instead, take its lighthearted tone as a theme for the wonderful indie-pop this Missouri group yields in every track. Their song stylings range from the toe-tapping "Anne Elephant" to the dreamy, longing "House Fire".

Broom is full of sweet melodies and strained, delicate vocals. An excellent addition to anyone's CD shelves from a group of kids who claim to be the third worst band on Weller Street in Springfield (the Missouri one). Check out their website [...]
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