It has been 2 years since Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin released the highly acclaimed, Broom. The boys from Springfield, MO are set to release Pershing, April 8th, 2008. To no surprise, there is definitely a good amount of hype surrounding this upcoming album. Sadly,on the first listen the album is a breeze through. There isn’t too many songs that stand out or are rememberable. The album is lovely indeed, but I’m not going to be singing the songs at the top of my lungs at their concerts. Although it is quite noticeable that there was a lot more production that went in to this album then their last one. It definitely gives a flowy and cleaner sound that is only beneficial to the band’s overall sound. The first single off the album, “Glue Girls” is a spectacular song and I am still a little bit obsessed with it. These boys are great at making catchy layered light pop tunes. I love songs about stars and even though “Some Constellation” stands in the middle of the album, it is the perfect song that represents the boys. Pershing‘s climax song is actually a cool down song.
It blows my mind that MTV or The Hills have yet to discover SSLYB and use it in a scene for when LC is debating about her love life or when Heidi has just broken up with Spencer, again. Not that I watch the show or anything… I will tell you that Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin are great at singing their woo whoas and doo doos. You can’t help, but bob your head along.
The boys of Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin have meticulously worked to create these well layered indie light love songs and the fruits of their labor was Pershing. The album is great, but it definitely requires a certain mood to get into. I don’t recommend cold rainy days, but I would try a summer day in a field of daisies with your significant other.
Stand out tracks are “Glue Girls”,”Modern Mystery”, “Think I Wanna Die”, and “You Could Write A Book.”