Saturday, November 23, 2013

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "Unearth"

Check out the new video from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.  The clip is for the track “Unearth” which is from their latest album, Fly By Wire.

Made in Japan while they were on tour and taken from their fourth album, Fly By Wire, available now on Polyvinyl, band member Phil Dickey elaborates:  "I think tour music videos are inherently boring. We had no intention of making one until my wife found this little dancing robot at a novelty shop in Kobe, Japan." Over the course of tour, the band busted out the robot at shows, toting him to tourist spots and karaoke bars as well. "We knew we had a winner when we took him to Miyajima," Dickey said. "It's a tiny island outside of Hiroshima with a huge amount of shrines, temples, and tame deer." 

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 winter, called Discussions With Russians. Watch the trailer here.