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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: catchy name/catchy songs

July 19, 2006
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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 plays Wicker Park Summerfest, on Sunday, July 23rd.

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