Hailing from the birthplace of the now archaic Route 66 (Springfield, MO), Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are a bit of a relic of a forgotten era as well, hearkening back to a time before terms like "post-grunge" and "blogosphere" were inescapable. Still young (as far as bands go), SSLYBY play the kind of deceptively simple, clean pop songs that dominated college radio in the mid-to-late-80's. Imagine the jangle of The Connells, Let's Active or a less obtuse early R.E.M. filtered through a post-millenium sieve, and you've got the streamlined pop sunshine of SSLYBY. And between recording with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, touring with locals Telekinesis earlier in the year and their current tour with Anacortes' the Lonely Forest, they might as well be an honorary Seattle band.
Sat., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., 2010