Hear Neva Dinova Frontman Jake Bellows’ Divine Solo Debut ‘New Ocean’
The Omaha lifer comes back as solo blue-eyed soulman
Jake Bellows clocked more than 15 years as the frontman for Neva Dinova, a genre-bending Omaha outfit that issued five albums and toured with the likes of Stephen Malkmus, Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley, and Bright Eyes, with whom they issued an excellent collaborative split EP in 2004. After a brief hiatus from music, Bellows is planning a comeback with his debut solo record, New Ocean, out August 6 on Saddle Creek. The 11-track LP features previously shared stunners “I Know You” and “All Right Now” (via Paste), and also makes way for “left turns into drunk-in-the-sun bossa nova, blue-eyed-soul ruptured by fuzz guitar, [and] love songs that are not necessarily ballads,” as Saddle Creek tells it. Stream the entire collection below, and place pre-orders of New Ocean through Saddle Creek’s online store.