Saddle Creek | Neva Dinova | Reviews


You May Already Be Dreaming

Author: MF
05/01/2008 | Death + Taxes | | Album Review
Since Neva Dinova's Jake Bellows has remained a close associate of Conor Oberst, playing on Bright Eyes albums and touring as a member of the band, it's hardly surprising that the Omaha quintet now turns up on Saddle Creek for their third full-length release. Like a less emotive, more traditionally-minded version of Bellow's better known day job, Neva Dinova mix in equal doses of broken-hearted country rock and overdriven barroom stomp. But despite Bellow's gift from classy hooks and clever turns of phrase, he's a bit too understated to push this band to the front of a crowded class of similarly roots-minded bands.