For this six-song EP the way it is set up with the track listing is a nice break from the norm of usual EPs.
Each band alternates back and forth from track to track all the while gusting on each others own material. So in all you get a complete helping of both bands on each track.
One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels is six brand new songs (three apiece) that adds to their collection of already impressive catalog.
Initially the fans of Colin Oberst will be drawn to this release for his trade mark moody numbers like “Black Comedy” and “I’ll Be Your Friend,” which could have easily made his last full length Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground.
Before you go thinking Bright Eyes will steal the spotlight, Jake Bellows of Neva Dinova shows up with a very impressive repertoire of music. Kicking off the CD with the emotion-filled “Tripped” and the sultry alt-country mix of “Poison” Bellows is a wonderful songwriter himself.
Competition isn’t really the focus on this disc. It is a group effort by two very talented musicians that are in fact good friends. It is evident on each song they enjoy writing and playing together.