Initially released a year ago via Catbird Records; Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin sees their album, Broom, reissued by Polyvinyl in the here and now of 2006. If you didn’t check out these guys the first time around, I would suggest doing so now. At the very least play the MP3 samples below. Airtight sixties-styled indie-pop hailing from America’s midwest, specifically Springfield, MO (which is allegedly the home of Cashew Chicken!?!).

MP3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – House Fire
MP3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Gwyneth
Amazon: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Broom
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Lambchop :: Damaged

Nashville’s Lambchop is ones of those bands that you really are not going to like the more you listen to them if they don’t initially grab you within your first few exposures. They both defy categorization and genre and brew up an amalgamation of American country-soul-folk-kitchen sink racket. Being an enormous collective (centered around focal point and songwriter Kurt Wagner) doesn’t necessarily aid the group in sticking to one “sound.” It kind of morphs from album to album, session to session, show to show depending on who’s available at go-time. This is very much a band with day jobs.

The collectives 10th, and latest LP, Damaged, allows much of the more rural, country elements to take a backseat, and in their stead is a quiet, contemplative work. An easy listen? Not particularly, but essential nonetheless for Lambchop devotees. The results are breathtaking. CMG have a fitting review of the album here.

Lambchop :: The Decline of Country & Western Civilization
MP3: Lambchop :: Crackers
Amazon: Lambchop – Damaged

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