Six-track EP from rising Nebraskan noiseniks
Conor (Bright Eyes) Oberst and Neva Dinova frontman Jake Bellows’ friendship dates back to 1996, but this is the first time they’ve pooled resources. It’s a fascinating union, too?Bellows’ warmly weatherbeaten delivery nuzzling close to the fireside, Oberst’s a blast of cold air. So the former’s “Get Back” shuffles slow before erupting into a folk-shanty canter, while the latter’s melodramatic “Black Comedy” and “I’ll Be Your Friend” ride a wave of chopped guitars, distorted vocals and fat sax breaks. Too short at just over 20 minutes.