Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: catchy name/catchy songs - Oh My Rockness

Band We Like
July 12, 2006
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is a highly likeable band from Missouri that play good old fashioned indie pop. When I listen to them, I hear Weezer, The Shins, Pavement and Brendan Benson. There're a lot of "bop bop ba-das" and "ooh-wee-oohs" in their distortion-free choruses, so in other words, not a whole lot of decibel destruction going on here.

The band manages to combine sugar with angst well enough to, perhaps, elicit at least a nod from Rivers Cuomo. I'm fairly certain that choosing "Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin" as a moniker has helped with the initial hype they've been receiving (it's a good name). But whether they can ride their current buzz blitz past the fifteen-minute mark, however, is not up to their name. It's up to their songs.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin play Mercury Lounge, Saturday, July 15th, and Maxwells, Sunday, July 16th.


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