Tonight: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, at the Jackpot in Lawrence
When music bloggers started fawning over Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin in 2005, the first suitable reaction was Who? and the second, Why? While it was exciting to see a band from Springfield, Missouri, cause a stir, the group’s debut LP, Broom, overall lacked the consistency of tasty bites like its single, “Oregon Girl.” That all changed on SSLYBY’s 2008 release, Pershing, which delivered a barrage of librarian-wetting catchiness on par with the Shins and Elliott Smith. The fact that it was criminally overlooked by much of the year-end press only goes to show that music critics are a fickle bunch. Don’t fret – someone still loves you, SSLYBY.
— Richard Gintowt
SSLYBY, “Think I Wanna Die,” from Pershing