****Neva Dinova perform in The Current studios
by Mac Wilson, Minnesota Public Radio
April 28, 2008 Songs played: "Squirrels," "Super Computer," "Tryptophan." JUST CUT AND PASTE: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/04/28/neva_dinova/
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You May Already Be Dreaming IN STORES NOW
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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 Good Life drummer Roger Lewis) were fated to overcome a number of obstacles before the recording process would even begin. First, Bellows realized that he wanted to re-work a number of song ideas on his own—following that arduous but exciting process, the band experienced a flood that destroyed portions of their equipment. If that wasn’t enough, Bellows unfortunately found himself in a self-described “barroom tussle” that resulted in the complete and tragic blowout of his left eardrum. Fortunately, he and his ear recovered fully, and Neva Dinova was able to resume recording.
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. You May Already Be Dreaming was self-recorded in the corner of a friend’s warehouse space in Omaha, NE, and later mixed with the help of Ian Aiello at Presto!, Mike Mogis’ recording studio, in the fall of 2007.
Ok so i was watching Roswell and this amazingly touching beautifel song comes on, i mean one of those songs that really gets to you... i haven't been at touched since Radiohead. so i google the lyrics and it turns out to be a song called "Did you dissapoint your god" BAM! was instantly hooked then i heard clouds man you guys got amazing songs. if you ever come to OZ give me a bell my band will support you all the way.
I just hold your new album in my hands! what a great feeling! the guy in the video "how to play spring cleaning" has got a MILLENCOLIN sticker, very cool I saw them playing in berlin. hope to see you playing there, too. greetings from germany
You guys are incredibly impressive. I'm in awe that music like that even exists... how something so raw can just burst out of people. I guess that's what you call talent. Great job guys, I'm still buzzing over it.
*subliminal message* Come back to Denton, Texas!~!
Thank you for the best show ever, on the face of this planet, music that has changed our lives, for signing my poster, for taking the time to talk with us, for letting us sit RIGHT in front of the stage,and thanks for the whiskey Jake!