Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin may have a clunky handle, but it’s opened some impressive doors for the Missouri indie-swooners. In 2012, the U.S. State Department made the band official cultural ambassadors to Russia, and before long, their namesake’s people sent them an invite. The Springfield trio wound up spending six days in Yeltsin’s native land in January, meeting with the man’s friends with an assist from his personal translator, playing at a local elementary school (among other places), and receiving bottles of super premium vodka. They returned stateside inspired, and began to work on Fly by Wire, their new album due out September 17 on Polyvinyl.
Considering the advantages that their unusual name brought, one can’t blame SSLYBY for titling their new single “Harrison Ford.” The track kicks off with pensive keys, then lightens as a Postal Service-style beat picks up buttressed by strummed guitar and Phil Dickey’s sugared vocals. Enjoy that below, and at the bottom of the post check out a trailer for the forthcoming film documenting the band’s unlikely expedition, Discussions With Russians.