Night Beds

Night Beds, the musical project of 26-year-old Colorado Springs native Winston Yellen, received much acclaim for his 2013 debut album, Country Sleep, scoring plaudits for its tortured take on alt country and Yellen's soaring vocals. But Yellen has always been much more than another singer-songwriter. "When Country Sleep came out, I had never made songs like that before," explains Yellen, who currently splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles. "That was a departure for me. That wasn't my bread and butter." The charismatic, enticingly unhinged Yellen had been living in a house that used to belong to Johnny Cash and the atmosphere had taken an effect, but after finishing that album and before Country Sleep was even released, Yellen began experimenting with the kind of melancholic, neon-tinged R&B that makes up the mesmerising Ivywild.

WATCH // Night Beds Perform “Ramona” Live on Fallon

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).

You can see Night Beds on tour now! They are playing St. Louis’s Off Broadway tonight with lots of shows to follow. Find all their dates HERE.

TOUR ALERT // Night Beds Announce EU & UK Dates

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).

 
TOUR DATES:
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

The Beautiful New Stranger In Town – Winston Yellen Performs Live for Fuel/Friends

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.

Night Beds – Country Sleep

“The guy is blessed with jump-out-of-the-gym vocal athleticism…the beautiful, new stranger in town.”
Pitchfork

“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 Share Debut Album – ‘Country Sleep,’ Premiere New “Ramona” Video

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 »

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