Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - On Tour

Came across a link to Pitchfork records blurb on the band Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY). How 5 guys from Missouri come up with such a name isn't explained.

Nearly four months after their namesake's passing, Polyvinyl-signed upstarts Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin made it to Russia late last month.

Seems the Missouri-bred quartet were the talk of the Annual Afisha Picnic, which went down July 28 at Moscow's Kolomenskoye park. There they competed against native heavyweights like Mumiy Troll-- as well as cartoon viewings, fashion shows, backgammon and chess tournaments, sculpture gardens, manicures, an interactive "cardboard kingdom," and a whole lotta food-- to win the hearts and raise the eyebrows of our brothers and sisters of the former Soviet Union.
Hey, isn't that guy on the right Donnie Wahlberg?

I'm sure these guys have a page on MySpace as well, might be worth giving them a listen.

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1 comment:

BusterPh.D.Candidate said...

Yeah, they explained their name in an interview given with Afisha a couple of weeks ago (16-29 July 2007, p. 66): They thought it up when they were still a garage band in high school and wanted something "happy and foolish" (I'm back-translating, I have no idea what they said in English). The name stuck simply because none of the members hated it, it seems.