Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Choosing a name for your band is a delicate manner which should not be taken lightly. A well chosen name can trigger curiosity while a less succesful choice can create aversion against your band before you're even listened to. I'm a sucker for good bandnames. When I came across a band called Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, I just had to check them out. Now, a good bandname does not always equal good music. In this case I have to say that I really like their name, but I love their music. Though this band is only their early twenties, they write indiepop gems like it's all they ever did.

Last month, a remastered version of their wonderful 2005 debut 'Broom' has been released. While the single 'Oregon Girl' (watch video below) scores high on the instant likeability factor, the other songs on this album are also really worthwhile. Sure...some people might find this kind of music boring, but that's probably because they're not paying enough attention to the craftmanship that is being shown in these songs. For example, listen to 'I am Warm & Powerful'. One minute into the song non believers will say : "This is boring, turn it off, let me listen to Mötley Crüe". Then at 1:15, a great hook kicks in and you say to this person: "Not bad eh?", to which the non believer will probably response by making a noise that could be interpreted as "Maybe". Okay, I'm not saying that everybody will like this, but there are so many hooks on this album, that it's definitely worth checking out!

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - I am Warm & Powerful
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Oregon Girl
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on MySpace

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