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“Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY) is an indie pop band from Springfield, Missouri. Their first full-length album Broom, independently released in 2005, received good reviews from Spin Magazine and they are now signed with Polyvinyl Record Co.. The band’s name refers to Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia (1990–1999).
We’ve been playing music together since 1999 or 2000. There’s a Wikipedia article with a more detailed version.
Met at a Super Bowl party in 1999. Broncos vs. Falcons
Got the band name in 2000.
Got a real singer in 2001.
Can’t remember anything in 2002.
Parents and friends finally start liking us in 2003 or 2004.
Broom 2005. First tour. Tom leaves the band for art school.
Polyvinyl [Record Label] 2006. Our song is on The OC. The OC gets canceled.
Boris Yeltsin dies 2007 and we play at his funeral in Moscow (66% true). Also in 2007: First Europe tour with Jakub. Mute Math/Cinematics tour. Phil tries to kill John with a bar stool after a bad show in New Mexico.
Pershing 2008. Jonathan briefly quits then rejoins the band.
2009. We got 16 and Pregnant. Start recording LP3.
New album. Let It Sway. August 17, 2010
Toured with Tokyo Police Club and Tour Door Cinema Club in Jan and Feb 2011.
Philip Dickey – vocals, drums, guitar, songwriting
Will Knauer – lead guitar, songwriting
John Robert Cardwell – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, songwriting
Jonathan James – bass, drums, backing vocals