Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Missouri’s “third best band on Weller Street,” landed on the blogosphere radar in 2005 with its self-released debut, “Broom.” The lo-fi indie pop caught the attention of Polyvinyl Records, who re-released the album in 2006. However, much like fellow 2005 buzz band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, the excitement waned considerably—and fast. The good news is SSLYBY didn’t pull out a “Some Loud Thunder,” and with album number three (produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla) on the horizon, it’s poised to find itself on the indie radar once again. Last year’s new track, “Cardinal Rules,” a catchy ode to Springfield, Missouri’s minor league baseball team, found SSLYBY exploring new territory: slick production, soaring keys and chanted vocals. It’s a tune meant to be played at games with the crowd yelling along, “I’m going downtown! Springfield, all right!” With an album dropping soon, expect the band to showcase quite a bit of new material. (Kelley Hecker)
January 28 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, (773)525-2508. 7pm. $10-$12.