We are incredibly excited to welcome Night Beds to the Dead Oceans family. Led by 23-year old songwriter, Winston Yellen, Night Beds hail from Nashville, TN by way of Colorado Springs. Winston boasts a new, great American voice with a specific brand of intimate thirst that few musicians possess.
Today, we get the pleasure of hearing Night Beds’ first single “Even If We Try.” It’s only fitting this stunning single was recorded in the former Hendersonville home of country-music legend, Johnny Cash. Watch Winston and lap-steel musician, Caleb Hickman, perform “Even If We Try” live in a church – you’ll find the video below or stream the audio version HERE.
“Even If We Try” comes out tomorrow as the a-side to the group’s new 7-inch. The b-side features “You Were Afraid” – the first song a then 18-year old Winston wrote with Night Beds in mind. The 7-inch will be available digitally at Dead Oceans Sounds Dripfm or get your physical copy at SC Distribution.
Catch Night Beds live on tour. They’ll kick of a short run of dates at next week at Louisville’s Zanzabar and finish up at New York’s Mercury Lounge. The schedule includes performances at Pygmalion and Midpoint festivals! Full list of dates below!
09/24/12 Louisville, KY: Zanzabar
09/25/12 St. Louis, MO: Old Rock House
09/26/12 Chicago, IL: Schubas w/Julia Holter
09/27/12 Champaign, IL: Pygmalion Music Festival
09/28/12 Bloomington, IN: Russian Recording w/Lower Dens
09/29/12 Cincinnati, OH: Midpoint Music Festival
10/06/12 Nashville, TN: Soundland
10/07/12 Lexington, KY: Cosmic Charlie’s
10/08/12 Washington, DC: Red Palace w/Holocome Waller
10/09/12 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
10/11/12 Brooklyn, NY: Union Pool
10/12/12 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge w/Ivan & Alyosha