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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - New video




Missouri-based indie-pop trio Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin pays tribute to Branson, MO's glory days in a new VHS-friendly video for single, 'Nightwater Girlfriend,' taken from their fourth album, Fly By Wire, available now on Polyvinyl. Directed by Brook Linder, the band rented a helicopter, filmed at a water park, visited some roadside attractions, and enlisted the help of drummer (real name Bobby Lloyd Hicks) who used to play drums for Jonathan Richman. Band member Phil Dickey elaborates:

On December 8, 1991, 60 Minutes proclaimed Branson the "live music capital of the entire universe."

Over the next decade, performers like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Kenny Rogers, Andy Williams, Wayne Newton, and Glen Campbell played on the reg in Branson. Our hometown (Springfield, MO) is 30 miles north of Branson. Our parents took us there for vacation when we were kids. There's a Branson water park called White Water. You can go at night and get the "Night Water" discount. That's where we got the song name and filmed about half of the video. Then we spent a couple days cruising the Branson strip. We rented a helicopter, went to the Titanic museum (featuring a life-sized sculpture of the iceberg that sank it), loitered outside the God and Country Theatre, snuck into some abandoned hotels and swimming pools, and bummed around the theater when he wasn't around. We wanted to make the ultimate Branson summer music video---like if the Beastie Boys had a Branson Theatre in the 90's.

For this new album, the members of SSLYBY returned to the attic where they made their debut full-length Broom, but first they took a 5000 mile detour. After the Boris Yeltsin Foundation in Yekaterinburg, Russia extended an invitation to the band, Phil Dickey, Will Knauer, and Jonathan James spent a whirlwind six days in their namesake's home country this past January: meeting with Yeltsin's close friends and personal translator (who gifted them seven bottles of expensive Russian vodka) and performing at an elementary school after the U.S. consulate named them cultural ambassadors for a day. The band is releasing a documentary about their life-changing trip this fall, called Discussions With Russians. Watch the trailer below, and will be embarking on a fall tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Army Navy [dates below].



Fly By Wire Tracklisting

1. Harrison Ford
2. Young Presidents
3. Cover All Sides
4. Lucky Young
5. Ms. Dot
6. Loretta
7. Unearth
8. Bright Leaves
9. Nightwater Girlfriend
10. Fly By Wire

SSLYBY On Tour

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 ^

*with A Great Big Pile of Leaves
^ with Army Navy

For more info, please visit:
http://www.sslyby.com
http://polyvinylrecords.com/SSLYBY

Writer: Anthony May
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