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LISTEN // NPR Streams Night Bed’s ‘Ivywild’ Before 8/7 Release

…an album about vulnerability and taking risks. Allowing yourself to love also means opening yourself to potential future heartache and regret. Acknowledging your struggles, or admitting when you’re wrong, means exposing your flaws for others to see and judge.NPR First Listen


Ivywild by Night Beds is out this Friday, August 7th, and NPR is streaming it until then. You can read the article here!

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LISTEN // Night Beds Premier “Corner,” Third Single From ‘Ivywild’

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“all cascading harmonies and sparkling sonics.”
Noisey

“head-turning R&B…complete with deep bass beats and auto-tuned vocals.”
NPR Music

“This isn’t Yellen’s first time going electro…but it’s the first time he’s done it alone, and it’s surprising how effective this approach is for him.”
The FADER

‘Tide Teeth’ has a real Drake, Weeknd vibe…It feels like warm bed on a snowy evening.”
Vulture (“10 Best New Songs of the Week”)

With less than a month away from the release of Ivywild, Night Beds is sharing a lovely new single called “Corner” via Noisey. It follows banger “Me Liquor & God” and melancholic beauty “Tide Teeth,” both of which established Night Beds’ adventurous and stunning new sound. All three singles are available now if you preorder through iTunes here.

Night Beds’ Winston Yellen recalls the spine of the song coming together rather quickly at Nashville’s Club Roar Studios in May 2012.

“I was thinking about Victoria Legrand/Stevie Knicks whilst singing. Their delivery is so legend. I absolutely adore Ben Kaufman’s Les Paul/Mary Ford guitar triplets along with Caleb Hickman’s sultry sax and Steven Holmes baritone electric guitar in unison.”

Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe Yellen, younger brother and closest friend. The thread that weaves through all of Yellen’s music and holds it together is his unmistakable voice – plaintive, yearning, soulful, heartbreaking. Yellen’s voice has a unique beauty matched by few of his contemporaries. It is a voice that reveals the qualities of a life spent listening to the greats of jazz and soul and yet sounds so utterly of this moment.

Night Beds will play live in support of Ivywild for the first time on July 31st at a special event in Portland, OR. Tickets and info can be found here. Stay tuned for more live performances to be announced soon. NPR is also sharing “Finished” on their podcast today. Check that out here.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Night Beds Unveils Sophomore Album ‘Ivywild’, Shares New Video For “Tide Teeth”


“This isn’t Yellen’s first time going electro…but it’s the first time he’s done it alone, and it’s surprising how effective this approach is for him.”
– The FADER

“‘Tide Teeth’ has a real Drake, Weeknd vibe…It feels like warm bed on a snowy evening.”
Vulture (“10 Best New Songs of the Week”)

Night Beds, the musical project of 26-year old Winston Yellen, is excited to unveil the highly anticipated sophomore album, Ivywild, out August 7th on Dead Oceans. The follow up to the much acclaimed 2013 debut, Country Sleep, Ivywild is a mesmerizing collection of melancholic, neon-tinged R&B.

The second Night Beds album draws on Yellen’s original love of Bill Evans through to J Dilla and is made up of what Yellen calls “sad sex jams.” It was inspired by a long-term love and a break-up which looms large throughout the album’s veiled lyrics (See previously released track “Me Liquor and God”). Its genesis can be found in the stoned night in Nashville when Yellen first heard Yeezus.

Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe Yellen, younger brother and closest friend. Additional vocals come from Heather Hibbard, a singer from Maine who features on over half of the album, and was contacted by the gregarious Yellen through YouTube, after he found a video of her covering one of his songs. Setting himself up as curator as well as creator, the record shows off Yellen’s natural flair for plucking people out of obscurity and bringing their talents to the table.

To coincide with the announcement of Ivywild, Night Beds is sharing a beautiful, new Dan Huiting-directed video for “Tide Teeth” today. Watch above or on Night Beds YouTube page. Album art and track listing after the jump.

Pre-Order Ivywild:
via Secretly Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via independent stores

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LISTEN // Night Beds Share New Song “Me, Liquor & God” via The FADER Premiere, Available On iTunes


“Gone are the guitar-driven melodies, replaced by wavy, pulsing synths that oscillate just below Yellen’s quavering, slightly processed vocal take. This isn’t Yellen’s first time going electro . . . but it’s the first time he’s done it alone, and it’s surprising how effective this approach is for him.”


The FADER on “Me, Liquor & God”

Things have been quiet on the Night Beds front for a while, but today that changes. Via The FADER exclusive premiere this morning, Night Beds shared a brand new single entitled “Me, Liquor & God” which shows a slightly new sonic direction for Winston Yellen that still showcases his beautiful voice. Hear the new sound above or here on Night Beds‘ website. While you are at it you can download the single from iTunes now.

Make sure to follow Night Beds on Facebook and Twitter as well.

LISTEN // Night Beds Premiere “Head For The Hills” Single At Pitchfork, US Tour Starts 1/22

Night Beds hit the US roads again, this time with Lord Huron, starting next Wednesday in Portland at Wonder Ballroom. To celebrate the start of a new tour we are pleased to share a new single from the band, “Head For The Hills”. Premiering today at Pitchfork, you can also hear the new track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates and a link to buy the single.
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