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Bright Eyes / Neva Dinova - One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (Cover Artwork)

Bright Eyes / Neva Dinova

Bright Eyes / Neva Dinova: One Jug of Wine, Two VesselsOne Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (2004)
Crank Records

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This cd is less of a split, and more of a collaboration, due to the fact that Conor Oberst sings on all the Neva Dinova tracks, and they act as his backing band on the Bright Eyes tracks. Listening to this disc you wouldn't really be able to tell that it features two different bands, it sounds like .
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This cd is less of a split, and more of a collaboration, due to the fact that Conor Oberst sings on all the Neva Dinova tracks, and they act as his backing band on the Bright Eyes tracks. Listening to this disc you wouldn't really be able to tell that it features two different bands, it sounds like it could be one band with two lead singers.

Bright Eyes fans have seen the band maturing with their sound greatly from disc to disc, as 2002's Lifted… was less personal and bigger in production than their previous efforts. The tracks on here seem to be continuing in the same direction. The standout Bright Eyes track on here is "I'll be your friend" a jazzy tale about a drunk friend. With lyrics such as "You talk when you're drunk like you're standing in front of a microphone, and each night it repeats and you fall into me like a domino" he really describes what it's like to handle a friend who's wasted at a party. Not to mention the trumpet(played by Orenda Fink of Azure Ray) and the sax(played by John Hischke) solos are amazing. Bright Eyes continue to put out quality material and their section of this disc will just make you anticipate the full length, slated for release late this year, even more.

The Neva Dinova tracks on this split are excellent. "Tripped" is a great opening song, starting off with a skipping record and then leading into Jake Bellows smooth vocals. The song continues with it's laid back musical tone and just puts you in a good mood, regardless of how bad of a situation Jake sings about in it. Jake also sings most of a Conor Oberst written song, Spring Cleaning, which then transitions into both of then singing to give the song a slow warm feeling.

Some people love Bright Eyes, some loathe them. Regardless of which category you fall into I think the collaboration with Neva Dinova, really make this cd appeal to both groups. I'd recommend this disc to fans of Bright Eyes who will enjoy the band's new material, and also to anyone who enjoys slow indie rock with a warm home recorded feeling.

MP3's
Neva Dinova - Tripped
Bright Eyes - I'll Be Your Friend

 

 
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XXindiepunkXX (February 15, 2006)

you know what.....if you listened to bright eyes' lyrics you would understand where im coming from ......CONOR DOESNT CARE!!!!!!!!!!!! HE DOESNT READ THE REVIEWS!!!!!!!

Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (September 2, 2005)

OK Saying a band is for artfucks and all that bullshit is so stupid maybe art fucks just enjoy the music ,bright eyes arwerewriting their music because it is something they believe in something that helps them to relize they can do something in this world they didnt write the music for people to see on mtv if you like it awesome if not awesome what ever makes you happy but dont fucking come into a section devoted to bright eyes and start bitching about it. maybe it actually touches you somewhere deep down inside and makes you relize you have a heart and you dont like that.........Fine if you dont like it they werent writing it just for you...thanks...I LOVE Bright Eyes

Anonymous (July 11, 2005)

I will never understand how anyone can be so brain dead that they can actually listen to this crap let alone enjoy
what can only be described as banal at best. It's even worse than having to listen really bad poetry. Torture, pure and simple.

Anonymous (February 8, 2005)

Why are you here to insult bright eyes?? Conor has amazing talent.. from his passionate voice to his absolutely amazing lyrics/poetry.. he's the last person anyone should be insulting. He's truly one of a kind.. who the fuck cares what you all say.. you most likely haven't even taken a moment to truly listen to what HE's saying.

Anonymous (February 8, 2005)

Why are you here to insult bright eyes?? Conor has amazing talent.. from his passionate voice to his absolutely amazing lyrics/poetry.. he's the last person anyone should be insulting. He's truly one of a kind.. who the fuck cares what you all say.. you most likely haven't even taken a moment to truly listen to what HE's saying.

Anonymous (June 1, 2004)

bright eyes is good don't get me wrong but NEVA DINOVA is timeless. Their new album is be even better. they rock live too!

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

bringt eyes sucks. conor is a robert smith wannabe. robert smith had more talent in one fingernail than conor has in his whole self...bright eyes is arty, pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, souless, depressing for the sake of it, whiny, shitty music made for commercial purposes only...fuck it!!

crizack (May 14, 2004)

connor oberst is my long lost alcoholic brother. i hope for his safe return within the next 6 months.

sk8punx4evr (May 14, 2004)

haha, john darnielle.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

I've decided Morrissey is to blame for all the evil and wrong in the world. I don't know why, particularly. He just is.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

i sent them!

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

I think you guys are all retards.

Bright Eyes is definitely an untalented and wasteful young man, but supposedly therein lies the charm.

People who complain about his voice please send complaints to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Will Oldham, The Mountain Goats... etc...

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

I really can't see how people can listen to Bright Eyes...it's just artsy crap for film students who want to find someone who they think is feeling the same things they are...listen to the smiths or the cure if you want good songwriting and poetry

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

I hope the new Bright Eyes CD doesn't sound like this. This is crap

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

i cannot deal with this guys voice. it just drives me nuts.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

bright eyes is for art fucks...

StabbingGoldfish (May 12, 2004)

duped,

Ther previous release, Lifted... has about 31 instruments on it. Check that out if you need more than just guitar.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

I tried Bright Eyes, I really did. I'm sure the lyrics are great and all, but I just can't get into the music at all. When all that is carrying a song is some godawful vocals and barely noticable guitar, I just can't keep up.

-duped

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

I love the fact that Conor brings entire bottles of wine onstage and drinks them. Funny shit.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

i'm pretty sure conor is writing about himself in "ill be your friend"

greg6711 (May 11, 2004)

Conor is a tool..

he makes people feel drepressed and acts so tragic.

want poetry try Shakespeare.

want to listen to a whiny, bratty suburban kid who is a big drug addict? - try Bright Eyes

I use to like him to, and I understand the appeal, but there is so much better music out there

Romeo (May 11, 2004)

Haha, that was actually pretty funny, I never even thought about Lil Romeo.

Anyways yeah that didnt make sense, oh well. But Im pretty sure that it isnt hard to understand what I was saying. And I seriously doubt I could kick anyones ass, im just an emo boy looking to get laid.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

hey li'l romeo, try proofreading. you didn't make any sense.

Romeo (May 11, 2004)

I like Bright Eyes and I bet I could just about anyones ass on this board, so fuck you.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

poop

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

i don't care what people say about bright eyes not being punk, that kid's a fucking poet. and he's more punk rock than you, even if his music is more than just three chords.

anyone catch him on kilborn? the dedication to bush and arnold was classic.

this split is pretty solid.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

this is the worst bright eyes material I have ever heard. i know its a collaboration. the neva dinova stuff isnt bad, but the bright eyes stuff is horrible. and i like bright eyes.

inagreendase (May 11, 2004)

That second link couldn't ring much truer.

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