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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

with The Daemons / Hawley Shoffner

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has been the pride of Springfield, Mo., ever since releasing its debut album "Broom" in 2005 to much praise from Pitchfork Media and the indie-rock blogosphere. Even more so than that record, the group's 2008 release "Pershing" justified the hype with pitch-perfect indie pop busting at the seams with sunny hooks. Musical points of reference range from Death Cab for Cutie to Beulah to The Shins, but the young group is quickly outpacing the pack.Opener Hawley Alexandra Shoffner can surely be forgiven for tallying up late fees at the local library. Her eloquent songs for piano and ukulele often take inspiration from biographies and historical events, but they’re artfully timeless in their dedication to good melodies and spirited performances. Her articulate piano playing may surprise folks who only know her as the ukulele-toting madam who dispensed the competition in the 2008 Farmer’s Ball. The Wichita native also wields a mean accordion and a temperamental kazoo.Listen to our podcast interview with Hawley Shoffner.

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