More and more bands, Jeff the Brotherhood included, have given me strong flashbacks to pinkerton era Weezer. This, for me, is a feeling I quite enjoy. Makes we want to sneak out of my own adult life late at night and cause adolescent mischief. Which hell, maybe I should do more.

Anyways my current wave is provided by the new tracks from SSLYBY. If you are with me in this, snag a piece of candy red wax, play it loud and then go screw with the neighbors cat.

The Details

In many ways, The High Country is the record Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has been building up to its entire career.

A raw pop record infused with undeniable hooks, distortion pedals, passion, grit, and maybe a little insanity, The High Country is the first SSLYBY album to truly capture the power and energy the group exudes when performing live.

“We’ve always cranked our amps up in practice and at shows, but we always kept it off our records,” says guitarist/vocalist Phil Dickey. “This time we wanted to go beyond our mid-tempo tendencies and make something really satisfying.”

Opening track “Line On You” bears witness to this desire with gloriously fuzzed out Pinkerton-era Weezer guitar lines that don’t let up for two minutes.

“Step Brother City” follows at an even faster tempo, its pedal-to-the-floor drum beat perfectly mirroring the lyrical narrative of a relationship come and gone too quickly. Between contagious…

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