Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Listening Too Long To One Song: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin "Glue Girls"
Makers of one of my favorite albums of 2006 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have a new one to be released on April 8 through Polyvinyl. It's going to be called Pershing, and after hearing just one song from the album I'm pretty much counting down the days until that release date. If you were a fan of the lo-fi charm of Broom the first listen of "Glue Girls" may come as a bit of a shock. The production value is much higher, and the musicianship is way tighter. But even in gaining these things, none of the initial appeal has been lost. In fact this seems to be Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin taking the first step toward becoming the power pop band they were always meant to be. The lyrics are clever, the harmonies on the oohs and ahhs sound better than they ever have, and this song comes complete with a bridge whose most prominent instrument is the cowbell. So far, it's the most enjoyable 3 minutes and 25 seconds of pop that I've heard this year. You can find the song here, thanks to the endless study in awesome that is Stereogum.