It's that time of year again, where we all flood the streets of Austin--and the Polyvinyl showcase: South by Southwest. And this year we've got an awesome lineup to keep you partying until the very end. The Polyvinyl 2011 SXSW showcase takes place on Satruday, March 19th at The Parish, and will feature performances by STRFKR, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Asobi Seksu, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and special guests Yip Deceiver. And check out that awesome poster for the show (above). See you there!
Ever wonder when when the day will come when a video on YouTube is so funny, that your computer might start laughing at you? We think that day has come with this AMAZING fan video for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "Back in the Saddle" featuring Aerosmith. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it - this is the best video ever made. See for yourself above.
More and more year-end favorite charts are rolling in, and with them great news for Polyvinyl bands. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's 2010 release Let It Sway has popped up on over 10 year-end charts so far, including Spectrum Culture, To Eleven, Dyson Sound, Music Savage, and more. Click the links below to check out SSLYBY on this year's favorites lists.
Back in October, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin traveled overseas to visit 11 European countries and play 24 shows. They documented their travels and just posted this sweet tour video with their song "Everlyn" playing in the background. Check it out above, then follow the links below to check out the band's YouTube page and to order their latest album, Let It Sway.
Kids love Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Even in Vienna, Austria! Phillip Dickey and Will Knauer got a chance to perform "All Hail Dracula" at the local playground while they were in Austria last week for their European tour. You can tell from the video, that these kids were stoked! Watch for the guitar lesson Will and Phil give at the end. CLASSIC.
This performace was for the video blog, They Shoot Music Don't They. Check out the version of "All Hail Dracula" above, then follow the link below to see another performace of "Phantomwise."
Inbetween stops on their European tour, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's Phillip Dickey played an acoustic cover for Groove.no. Check out Phil's version of "Kung Fu Reference" by Ass Ponys above, then follow the link below to check out the article.
The amazing new video for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's "Sink/Let It Sway" made its debut on NME today! The video was directed by Brook Linder and features the band running around Springfield, MO lighting cars on fire, setting off fireworks, and jumping over multiple fences! Click the link below to check it out.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's John Robert Cardwell recently caught up with Mixtape Muse before their show at Washington DC's Black Cat for a great interview. Topics include the new SSLYBY album Let It Sway, writing songs, and John's new favorite - The Cribs. Check out the interview by clicking the link below.
Phil Dickey and Will Knauer of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently got a chance to chat with I Am Warm And Powerful about the new SSLYBY album, Let It Sway. The interview is AWESOME and goes into great detail about how the album was recorded. They even hint at the possibility of how the next album will sound. Tons of great stuff in this one! Click the link below to check it out.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's Phillip Dickey recently got a chance to chat with both Paste and FILTER about the band's new album, Let It Sway, along with their successful Kickstarter campaign, which already raised money for a new van! Check out both interviews by clicking the link below, and don't forget to purchase your copy of Let It Sway!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's John Robert Cardwell recently sat down with Writers on Process to chat about songwriting. The interview illustrates how John goes about writing, along with his love for Hardy Boys. Check out the interview by clicking the link below. And don't forget to purchase the new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin album, Let It Sway! Only 1 more week till release date!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's upcoming album, Let It Sway, will appear in the upcoming issue of Alternative Press in the form of a 3.5/5 star review! The mag compares Let It Sway to the likes of Weezer's Pinkerton and "a more ragged Wilco." Click the links below to order your copy of Let It Sway and to read the full review.
It's almost the weekend...so that means we should all celebrate with a new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin track off their upcoming album, Let It Sway. Stereogum has the premiere of "Banned (By The Man)" for free stream/download. Go check it out for yourself by clicking the link below.
Since Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's newest single, "Sink/Let It Sway," has been posted everywhere online already, the band decided to give you all another short teaser of something from the new album, Let It Sway. Check out the video above that contains a demo version of a new song called "Phantomwise."
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are known for writing great anthems for sports teams. They've already written one for their hometown baseball team, The Springfield Cardinals, so it's only logical for them to branch out overseas.
SSLYBY recently contributed a song for the new project Fast Forward, which highlights each country participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa. SSLYBY's song is called "Back To You" and focuses on the country of Brazil.
You can get the whole 32-track comp for only 5 euro by clicking the link below.
With all these year ends lists popping up, Ragged Words decided to give the artists a platform of their own to voice their top albums of the decade. 4 Polyvinyl artists including Japandroids, Headlights, of Montreal, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin all contributed 10 albums of the decade that they think you should know about. Check out each band's list along with the comprehensive top 50 by clicking the links below.
I Am Warm and Powerful posted yesterday that the boys in SSLYBY are about to head into the studio to begin work on their 3rd full-length album, which is yet to be titled. But hey, guess who's producing their album? CHRIS WALLA! You know, that dude that plays in Death Cab and makes all their records? Needless to say, we're pretty excited about it. Recording starts next week in Madison, WI so stay tuned for updates. Click the link below to visit I AM WARM AND POWERFUL to read more details.
Daytrotter is cool. We all know that much. But this time they've stepped it up. They've decided to put together a tour where bands will be playing in barns & attics throughout Iowa and Wisconsin from July 25th-29th. It's called the Daytrotter Barnstormer! Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be playing at two of these magical shows on the 27th and 28th. Other bands include Local Natives, Mac Lethal, Snowblink, and more. Click the link below to check out the full schudule and to find out more about the shows. Oh and by the way, all the shows are free.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin decided that the Springfield Cardinals, their hometown minor league baseball team, needed a proper anthem for each game...so they recorded one for them. The song "Cardinal Rules" has been posted on The Catbirdseat and is available for download. Click the link below to check it out. We promise you won't be dissapointed.