Just because Saddle Creek's more excited about the new Tokyo Police Club record doesn't mean it's giving up on the soft, sad guitar slingers who made the label famous. Omaha-based duo Neva Dinova have been making dreamy acoustic pop for some time, getting better with every album. Their latest, You May Already Be Dreaming, combines Bright Eyes' melancholic charm, Built to Spill's sweeping guitar work and an occasional blast of Johnny Cash-style twang.
The first part of the disc is definitely the stronger - Will The Ladies Send You Flowers? is a fantastic country tune that could have played over the closing credits of Walk The Line, while Clouds channels the vocals and guitar noodling of BTS's Doug Martsch.
The only drawback is that by the 10th tune the tracks begin blurring into one another. A little change of pace would have done the record some good, but overall it's more engaging than the work of some of Saddle Creek's premier acts.