Night Beds took over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday and we could not be prouder of their performance. Playing a fantastic (so says Jimmy) rendition of Country Sleep standout track “Ramona,” Winston and the band seemed very much at ease on the big stage. Watch the clip above (move to the 42 minute mark).
Night Beds have extended their spring tour! Come April, Winston Yellen will return to Europe for a number of shows, playing with both Matthew E. White and Stornoway. Dates start in Paris and end at Glasgow’s Broadcast. Check out the new dates below (full tour schedule HERE).
Want a free download of Night Beds’ “Ramona”? You’re in luck for the track is the single of the week at iTunes UK and available for a no strings attached, free download. HIP HIP HOOORRAAAY! Last thing – Country Sleep is BBC 6 Music’s ALBUM OF THE DAY (happyyyy siggghhhh).
04/03/13 Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or w/ Matthew E. White
04/04/13 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique w/ Matthew E. White
04/05/13 Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaique @ Paradise
04/07/13 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet w/ Stornoway
04/09/13 Frankfurt, DE – Brotfabrik w/ Stornoway
04/10/13 Koln, DE – Gebaeude 9 w/ Stornoway
04/11/13 Hamburg, DE – Knust w/ Stornoway
04/12/13 Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu w/ Stornoway
04/15/13 London, UK – The Borderline
04/17/13 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
04/18/13 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Winston Yellen and his brother, Abe, returned to their hometown at the end of last year to perform a few songs for Fuel/Friends. The beautiful session includes a heartbreaking cover of Damien Jurado’s “Everything Trying,” plus two originals off Night Beds’ Country Sleep, released just yesterday. Watch all three songs above!
Night Beds are wasting no time in conquering the road and world of touring. Winston and the crew will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (win tickets) this Friday, February 8. They also stopped by the NPR offices today for their first Tiny Desk concert. More details on that performance to come, but check out these photos – #1 & #2 – until you can watch the real thing.
Lastly, Winston talked to The Tennessean’s Kevin Walters on the Music City Podcast. Listen to the interview HERE.
“The guy is blessed with jump-out-of-the-gym vocal athleticism…the beautiful, new stranger in town.”
“Gregarious and unassuming in appearance, he looks like any other 23 year-old from Colorado Springs, but when he sat down at the microphone and opened his mouth to sing the a capella “Faithful Heights,” we all fell completely silent. Dumbstruck. That voice just flies out of him, with no warning….I think Winston’s efforts could be one of the most notable and promising of the year that lies ahead of us.” – Fuel/Friends
“There’s a lot of dudes out there with sad tales of heartbreak and failure, but to be honest, they never sound this good.” – MTV Hive
Release day! Night Beds’ Country Sleep is officially out today. You can purchase this beautiful record at SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon or your local record store. In addition to the album, Night Beds share the new live video for “Ramona,” filmed in the gorgeous space that is Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios. Enjoy above.
Night Beds are going tour with Cat Martino and Indians! See all the songs live – dates and ticket links found HERE. Want a preview of the show? Then watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday, February 8 to see Winston Yellen and his band make their television debut. Will you be in New York City on Friday? Win tickets to sit on the band bench during Night Beds’ performance! Read the rest of this entry »