August 20, 2011

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Yellow Missing Signs


Rolling Stone unveiled on Wednesday a new track from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s fourth full-length, Tape Club, set for release on October 18th via Polyvinyl. The promo trailer bills the LP as a double album of rarities and unreleased tracks, including “Let’s Get Tired” and “Song W and Song L”, eternal bangers originally released on the 2004 Gwyn and Grace EP.

“Yellow Missing Signs” is both a great introduction to the band’s sound and a reminder of synchronicity to their most zealous supporters. This is SSLYBY at their best, a return to Broom’s mastery, autochthonous music married to its place of creation, Springfield, MO. The opening lyric “somebody in this town knows where you’ve been,” captures so perfectly what it means to be young and disaffected and from the Midwest. There is a pathos that was somewhat missing on Let It Sway, as “Yellow Missing Signs” has that ‘proper purgation of emotion’ highlighted by Aristotle as essential to any great art. It reminds me of how much I idolized them when I first saw them play in front of 20 other people at Detroit’s Lager House in February, 2006. – Chris Gedos

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Yellow Missing Signs

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RATING: 8.35


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