'Nightwater Queen' is the first single from the new album and it's a fuzzy indie-rock tune that's full of melody; so pretty much as you'd expect really. They verge on grunge here at some points, but then resort to a Strokesy riff and some more deft guitar work. The vocals offset the weight of the over-driven guitar brilliantly and make for an alternative song with mainstream potential, something they do without sounding the slightest bit like they're selling-out or engineering their sound to be more commercial. It might simply be that at this point in their career, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have reached the point where they could step up a level. We'll find out if they have when the album arrives.
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Oct 10 Mojo's, Columbia, MO
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