For their upcoming fourth album, Fly By Wire, Missouri indie-pop outfit Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin were inspired by a journey. Last fall, after trekking 5,000 miles across the world to serve as cultural ambassadors to Russia, they came back home energized for what lay ahead. With each new single, the band has revealed a different side of their reborn musical identity.
With lead single “Nightwater Girlfriend”, the trio explored the remaining tinges of teenage angst with ’90s power-pop intensity. Next came the more contemplative “Harrison Ford”, full of gentle piano and world-worn musings like, “Wild eyes, you dont have to be good”.
Today, they’ve unveiled “Young Presidents”. Gone is the apprehension or sense of weariness, replaced by the utterly sublime and infectious rhythms of saccharine-sweet harmonies, scattered handclaps, and the bubbly churning of vintage keys. While much of the lyrical content seems to be aimless (references to “young presidents”, the “Stop. Go” chorus call), they work contextually, making this one breezy affair sure to sweep you up with its waves of life-affirming energy. Listen in below.
Fly By Wire is due out September 17th via Polyvinyl. In support, the band recently announced a US tour for this October/November. Consult their full schedule below.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin 2013 Tour Dates:
08/24 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/10 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
10/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
10/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
10/15 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
10/17 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/19 – Champaign, IL @ Mike and Mollys
10/21 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
10/22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/23 – Washington DC @ DC9
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
10/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ William Pitt Union
10/26 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/15 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
11/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/21 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/23 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive