SSLYBY have recorded an exclusive XTC cover for a new 80's compilation called REWIND. Sponsored by Buffetlibre, the 80's cover collection will be released on July 1st and features XTC song "Another Satellite" as covered by SSLYBY. Also appearing on the album are bands Dragonette, Whitey, Electric Soft Parade, Levy, Saint Bernardette and The Cloud Room. The album was premiered on BBC1 during Colin Murray's show early last week.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin was featured in the Urbana-Champaign music blog Over UC. Philip sat down for an interview before the show where he discusses the band's Russian tour, what it's like being in Illinois, and what he got for Christmas. Check out the photos of the show by clicking the link below.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin brought the rock at their show at Schuba's in Chicago on Monday. Venus Zine wrote a review of the show with some great pictures by Emily Chow. Click the link below to check it out.
Modern Mystery posted a great review of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Check out the video of the song "Modern Mystery" and the review below. Oh, and don't forget to check out Will's awesome lumberjack beard!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are kicking off the new year with an awesome national tour with Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club. And it starts tonight in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club. The band's hitting the road for two and a half weeks, starting on the East Coast and moving through the South to the Midwest. Click the link below to see a full list of tour dates, and be sure to catch them in your home town!
Get excited SSLYBY fans-- over the next few weeks the band will be co-headlining a bunch of shows with Ha Ha Tonka. They'll be playing around the west coast mainly, and if you're in the Denver area tonight check 'em out! Already there's buzz brewing via I Heart Local Music about the concert last night in Lawrence, Kansas. The song in the video above is "Back In The Saddle" off of Let It Sway.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Tour Dates
November 30, 2011 - Hi Dive in Denver, CO December 1, 2011 - Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT December 2, 2011 - Neurolux in Boise, ID December 3, 2011 - Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA December 4, 2011 - The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, WA December 5, 2011 - Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, Canada December 6, 2011 - Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR December 8, 2011 - Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA December 9, 2011 - Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA December 10, 2011 - Soda Bar in San Diego, CA December 12, 2011 - Club Congress in Tucson, AZ December 14, 2011 - Sol Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are kicking off their November-long West Coast tour today in Omaha! The tour has 18 US dates and 1 Canadian stop, all with the Lonely Forest, starting in the Midwest and then working down the West Coast until it finally wraps up in Texas and Oklahoma. Also, don't miss the awesome new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin video for "Sink / Let It Sway," which features train-jumping acrobatics, flaming cars, and raucous house parties HERE. Check the dates below or see a full list of dates HERE.
11/1 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr. 11/2 Northfield, MN @ The Cave 11/3 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry 11/4 Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop 11/5 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon 11/6 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive 11/7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 11/10 Nampa, ID @ Flying M Coffee 11/11 Seattle, WA @ Neumos 11/12 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret 11/13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 11/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 11/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland 11/18 Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters Cafe 11/19 La Jolla, CA @ The Loft (UC San Diego) 11/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space 11/22 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk 11/23 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Pontiac Garage 11/24 Norman, OK @ The OpolisHide More
During the Midwest leg of their tour, Somone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin took a break to sit down with KCMP in St. Paul for a live session where the band played three tracks off of Let It Sway, their third album, and talked about the recording process. They also described what it's like to have Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie camp in your backyard, how they decide who will play which instrument on which song, and the differences they experienced in recording Let It Sway as compared to their previous two full-lengths. Click the link below to hear the entire session.
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!
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.
Ever wonder what Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "What'll We Do" would sound like if it were played on a Fender Rhodes? I'm probably not the only one out there!
Will and Phil recently did a stripped down session for The Denver Post's Reverb blog where they recorded versions of "What'll We Do," "Accident," and "Yellow Missing Signs." Watch the live take of "What'll We Do" above, then follow the link below to listen to the others.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's new album Let It Sway is out now and can be purchased everywhere! The album is available on CD / LP (peach colored 180 gram vinyl) / MP3 and comes with a free button, sticker, and poster if you order from the PV store!
Let It Sway is the band's 3rd full length album and easily their strongest to date. Recorded by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist and respected engineer Chris Walla along with Beau Sorenson (DCFC, Sparklehorse) at the legendary Smart Studios in Madison, WI, Let It Sway couples the low-fi aspects of Broom with the polished sound of Pershing to create a whole new aesthetic.
The brand new video for "Pretend You Love Me," the latest single from Sonny & The Sunsets' new album, Longtime Companion, made its debut on Consequence of Sound today. The video was filmed in and around San Francisco by Sonny Smith and edited by Sunsets' bassist Ryan Browne. Check it out above, then head to Consequence of Sound for more.
We're very excited to announce that San Fancisco's Sonny & the Sunsets have joined the Polyvinyl family! The band's new album, Longtime Companion, will be released June 26th and is currently up for pre-order HERE (180-gram yellow vinyl / CD). All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout!
Longtime Companion is a country album centered around love & heartache, topics best suited for such a genre. Sonny Smith, the band's main songwriter, pours his soul into these songs, reflecting a break up with his girlfriend of 10 years. While Longtime Companion has hints of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and a little Johnny Cash, it still ultimately sounds like a Sonny & the Sunsets album through and through.
Check out the first single "Pretend You Love Me" above (also available on Soundcloud HERE).
The new Sonny & The Sunsets album, Longtime Companion, is officially out today on CD / LP / MP3 worldwide! Visit your favorite local record shop, or check out our online store, to get a copy. The album is also available on iTunes HERE.
Longtime Companion is the 3rd full-length album from San Francisco's Sonny & The Sunsets, and 1st with Polyvinyl! With Longtime Companion, the Sunset's mastermind, Sonny Smith, pulls from his country roots to create an incredibly personal album, full of love and heartbreak. With hints of Gene Clark, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Townes Van Zandt and a little Johnny Cash, Longtime Companion still remains a Sonny & The Sunsets album, it's just that there's a bit more twang this time around.
Check out the first single, "Pretend You Love Me," above. To get a taste of the entire album, head over to Under The Radar for their exclusive album stream.
In 2010, Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets) invited 100 artists to collaborate on an incredibly ambitious project. The artists would design 100 album covers, while Smith recorded music (under fictitious band names) to go along with each one. The result is Vol. 1, 2, and 3 of the 100 Records project, which came out today!
Vol. 1, 2, and 3 are all available on limited edition cassettes + MP3, while Vol. 3 is also available on limited white vinyl! Check them all out RIGHT HERE.
To get an idea of what this project is all about, check out this video interview at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, where Smith talks about the project in detail. You can also stream Vol. 3 in its entirety on Consequence of SoundRIGHT HERE.
Caitlin Caven of Soundcheck Magazine sat down with Josh Chicoine of The M's on a recent tour stop in Philadelphia to discuss the new M's album Real Close Ones. Follow the link below to read the interview.
Spectrum Culture sits down with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin vocalist / guitarist John Caldwell during their Philadelphia stop to talk about the new record Let It Sway. Check out this great interview to hear the band's take on working with Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, aging in reverse, and Prince.
"You wouldn't believe it if I told you, but I can run like the win blows..." (any time's a good time for a Forrest Gump reference right?)
SPIN just debuted the brand new Generationals video for "Spinoza," the opening track to the band's new album, Heza, which came out last month. The video features Grant and Ted running around their hometown of New Orleans and was shot entirely on a GoPro camera. Watch it above!
Cale Parks just finished up a video for his latest single "One at a Time" and it just premiered on SPIN Earth today! The video was created by Shawn Brackbill and Adam Bennett and features Kendra Smalter, Brian Jacobs, Eric Lodwick, Yeal Greenberg, and Cale Parks. There's also a seperate segment that shows how the "One at a Time" video was made. Check out the official video below then follow the link to see the "making of" segment. Women's clothing provided by Iris Loeffler.