New Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Think I Wanna Die”

The young masters of bedsit indie pop Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, who landed a sweet slot in our three-day SXSW fiesta (between Kaki King and Letterman-beloved Liam Finn), offer up another track to remind you that the repeat-worthy Pershing drops just a few weeks after we all get back from Austin. The last cut “Glue Girls” gave us some shifty grooved power pop, “Think I Wanna Die” brings it back to their Brooming fresh-scrubbed and bright eyed sweet ’60s stuff: you know that time, when songs started on the hook and boys followed lines like “Think I wanna die if you don’t stay / Drop dead in place you can forget it / Carry a torch for days I’m gonna let it burn” with melodic doo-doo-doos … and it all sounded sincere and real and made you feel like finding a gal to go steady with and take to the drive in.


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Think I Wanna Die”

The kids can write a pop song. Pershing is out 4/8 on Polyvinyl. Catch ‘em at South By, or at a bunch of cities thereafter (some with the excellent bay area ramshackle rockers Port O’Brien).

03/09 Springfield, MO @ Borders
03/12 Austin, TX @ Beso Cantina (SXSW party)
03/13 Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall (SXSW party)
03/14 Austin, TX @ Volume (Stereogum/PASTE party)
03/14 Austin, TX @ Habana Calle 6 (SXSW showcase)
04/12 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
04/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Locals Only *
04/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
04/18 Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo *
04/19 Montreal, Quebec @ TBA *
04/20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
04/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall *
04/22 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
04/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
04/24 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage *
04/26 Charleston, SC @ The Map Room *
04/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
04/29 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe *
05/05 Norman, OK @ The Opolis #
05/06 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s #
05/07 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
05/09 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified #
05/10 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress #
05/12 San Diego, CA @ TBA #
05/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
05/14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
05/16 Portland, OR @ Towne Lounge #
05/17 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
05/18 Vancouver, British Columbia @ TBA #
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
05/21 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
05/22 Omaha, NE @ TBA
05/23 Iowa City, IA @ TBA
05/24 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

* w/ Via Audio
# w/ Port O’Brien