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Bright Eyes - Neva Dinova split EP

"One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels"

Six Songs (all new songs.. 3 by Neva , 3 by Bright Eyes)

It's less of a split and more of a collaboration.  That is, both bands play on each other's tunes.  Conor plays some guitar and sings back-up vocals on the Neva songs, and Neva Dinova plays the music and sings some back-up on the Bright Eyes tunes.  The record was recorded by Conor Oberst and Jake Bellows.  Mike Mogus mixed the whole thing (and brought in a few side players to add some final touches).  

"One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels" Song Listing:  

          1. TRIPPED - Neva Dinova feat. Bright Eyes

          2. BLACK COMEDY - Bright Eyes feat. Neva Dinova

          3. POISON - Neva Dinova feat. Bright Eyes

          4. IíLL BE YOUR FRIEND - Bright Eyes feat. Neva Dinova

          5. GET BACK - Neva Dinova feat. Bright Eyes

          6. SPRING CLEANING - Bright Eyes feat. Neva Dinova                  

The record was recorded in July and mixed in September.  The record will be out on crank! A RECORD COMPANY on April 20, 2004.  It'll be on CD and limited edition 10" (part of the crank! split 10" series).  

I asked Jake how long he's known Conor and what prompted Neva Dinova to do a split with Bright Eyes.  Here's what he said:  

"I think it was 1996 when we met for the first time.  We played a show with Norman Bailor and Commander Venus and I forgot the words to one of our songs.  Conor was in the audience and hollered out the next line of the song.  I couldn't believe that someone in town knew our music.  Maybe it was a year or two ago that we first talked about doing some kind of split or something.  

This was our first time collaborating with anyone and we wanted to see if we could make some music with our friends. We think Conor is a great songwriter and we were honored to work with him. Also, we had a shit-ton of fun."  - Jake Bellows / Neva Dinova  

In the "inquiring minds want to know" category, let's just answer the most important question right now:  Between Bright Eyes and Neva Dinova, who would win in a tug-of-war. Says Neva Dinova's Jake Bellows: "Bright Eyes may have more people, but we definitely weigh more and I think, if we continue to eat like we have been, we will come out victorious."