Friday, April 11, 2008
Contest: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, April 18th - Toronto
Boris Yeltsin spent the nineties building a legacy of corruption, poor economic policy, and an affinity for the wobbly pops.
A decade later, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is building their own reputation; slick, instantly enticing indie pop. Their sophomore album, Pershing, was released this past Tuesday on Polyvinyl and embraces everything that made their 2005 debut, Broom, a sweeping success, all the while tightening up their hooks and surpassing already heightened expectations.
Like any smart, hard-working young band, the Springfield, Missouri quartet has launched a very ambitious North American tour in support of their new disc, which includes stops in the three usual Canadian suspects:
April 18 - Toronto - El Mocambo
April 19 - Montreal - Jupiter Room
May 19 - Vancouver - Media Club
Thanks to ATG, we've got a pair of tickets for the Toronto stop. And, as an added bonus, the kind young men and women at Polyvinyl are throwing in a couple copies of Pershing; one for the winner of the tickets and one for a runner-up. So, if you're not in the Toronto area, don't let that discourage you from entering to get your hands on the disc. Email us with "this someone still loves SSLYBY" in the subject line. And do so before noon on April 17th.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - I Think I Wanna Die
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Boring Fountain
photo credit: Colleen Boerner