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i guess it's been a while. ._. how is everyone?

if you haven't already heard/seen this, it looks like neva dinova is going to be rereleasing the split ep with bright eyes, one jug of wine/two vessels, next month (march 23, 2010). it's available for preorder here. and it looks like there's going to be some new songs, as well!

The collaboration One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels is the fruit of a long-time musical appreciation between Bright Eyes and Neva Dinova. Featuring four new songs in addition to six from the original 2004 Crank! Records release, One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels is less of a split and more of a bona fide collaboration. Dividing the songwriting duties, the original tracks were recorded by Conor Oberst and Jake Bellows in basements of houses on quiet, leafy streets in Omaha in the fall of 2003. Those tracks were mixed, tweaked, and sprinkled with magic dust by famed producer-in-residence Mike Mogis at his Presto! Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. The groups reconvened in the fall of 2009 to write and record four new tracks at Mogis’s renowned ARC Studios in Omaha for the reissue, to be released March 23rd, 2010, by Saddle Creek.

Track List:
1. Rollerskating*
2. Happy Accident*
3. Someone’s Love*
4. I Know You*
5. Tripped
6. Black Comedy
7. Poison
8. I’ll Be Your Friend
9. Get Back
10. Spring Cleaning

*new song featured on this reissue

... who's excited?


Hey guys! I just bought the new album at the Mission Creek show in Iowa City, and I don't have the bonus track. Could anyone help me out?

The show was AWESOME, p.s.
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just in via saddle creek email newsletter!

Neva Dinova announce release date for You May Already Be Dreaming.

Neva Dinova has completed their Saddle Creek debut, You May Already Be Dreaming CD/LP. The 12 song record is set for an April 8 release, with pre-orders beginning in the online store on February 26. Stay tuned for more info on the record and touring news!

Neva Dinova - You May Already Be Dreaming
It’s beyond fitting that Neva Dinova has found a new home at Saddle Creek. You May Already Be Dreaming, the band’s third full-length and first since 2005’s The Hate Yourself Change (Crank/Sidecho) is a lush, largely electric affair rich with the rural textures that pepper releases from the band’s Omaha contemporaries. Having been a staple in the scene since guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jake Bellows and bassist Heath Koontz began collaborating in the early nineties, Neva Dinova (named after Bellows’ grandmother) have continually evolved their melancholic sound, making masterful use of counterbalanced melodies and poetic lyricism. Bellows began composing songs for You May Already Be Dreaming two years ago, but he and the band--including The Good Life drummer Roger Lewis--were fated to overcome a number of obstacles (including a busted eardrum resulting from a barroom tussle and a practice space flood) before tracking the album at a friend’s warehouse. From the spacious guitar washes of “A Man and His Dream” to the sweeping, dusty strength of “Clouds”, this is the band’s most fluid and realized effort to date.

Track listing for You May Already Be Dreaming CD/LP:
1. Love from Below
2. Will the Ladies Send You Flowers
3. Clouds
4. Supercomputer
5. Tryptophan
6. Squirrels
7. She’s A Ghost
8. Someone’s Trippin’
9. What You Want
10. Funeral Home
11. It’s Hard to Love You
12. No One Loves Me
13. Apocalypse
14. A Man and His Dream
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two more new omaha shows!

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GIVEAWAY Neva Dinova in Los Angeles, August 6

Saturday, August 6; 6 PM; all ages
Neva Dinova, Richard Swift, MayDay @ Echo (1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026)

Trivia Question: Neva Dinova released a split with which indie heartthrob that also hails from Omaha, Nebraska?

“[Neva Dinova’s] trademark sound [is] marked by swirling countermelodies and assorted textures. It is around this musical fabric that [the] poetry-based lyrics are centered. Experiments in ambient sound give the songs impact, while the melody and lyrics act as tethers to reality, driving each song’s direction and purpose.”

Email your answer along with your first and last name to by noon on Friday, August 5. Enter “Neva Dinova giveaway” in the subject line. The first three correct answers will be put on the list for the show.

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