Don’t let the almost-implausibly-fey-indie band name fool you, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have produced a highly energetic record of distorted action. The High Country is probably the most furiously forward-pushing the band have ever sounded, and frankly it sounds pretty great. On Polyvinyl.
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LP on Polyvinyl.
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CD on Polyvinyl.
8/10 Jack 7th June 2015
Finally, a Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin album that rivals that of their debut: "Broom". "The High Country" doesn't make any grand statement on the opening track, this is an album filled with fast, adorable indie-pop grooves and what better way to open than with one. We go song after song in this fashion for 4 tracks until the guys realise they need to add a little variance and they give us one of the most beautiful ballads in the band's history with "Madeline". This album is great and worth getting for "Madeline" alone.
7/10 Penrith Steve 7th June 2015
I REALLY hate the band’s name, but this is a pretty good album, uptempo indie rock in the vein of Superchunk. It is consistent but there are moments that stand out more than others, for example track two, “Step Brother City” adds a few “Oooo-ooos” to the mix. “Full Possession Of All Her Powers” apes Thin Lizzy in a similar way that Belle & Sebastian’s “I’m A Cuckoo” did. They turn up the Superchunk with the squealing feedback of “Trevor Forever” and “Foreign Future” is musically great but its weak melody lets it down a little. Decent stuff, definitely one for Superchunk fans to try.
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