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Night Beds Announce Debut Album ‘Country Sleep,’ New Music Video Premieres Today at NPR

Night Beds announce the release of debut record, Country Sleep. The ten-track album represents a period of uncertainty and the escape Winston Yellen found in writing each song, done in an environment where personal limits were often tested. Where days blurred into nights and mornings signified a certain safety, Winston fought to find some sanity, some equal ground to come to terms with the months prior to his arrival in Nashville and occupancy of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter’s home. Country Sleep is set for release on February 5, 2013.

 
Premiering this morning at NPR’s All Songs Considered, it is the brand new video for Night Bed’s gorgeous single “Even If We Try.” Called “a languid gem of a song paired with very disturbing video” by Bob Boilen, the video takes the viewer on a dark and incredibly uncomfortable journey as the main character, played by Winston, quickly falls apart at a party. Director Rick Alverson chose to pair the beautiful, heartbreaking song with something equally moving, although in a much different way. Watch “Even If We Try” above.

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LSTN: Bill Fay Featured On NPR’s All Songs Considered

The long wait for new music from English singer-songwriter Bill Fay is finally over! Today, NPR’s All Songs Considered premieres Bill Fay’s new single, “Never Ending Happening” off his forthcoming album, Life Is People, out on August 21. On their Summer Music Preview, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton feature some of summer’s most anticipated releases. Alongside Bill Fay are songs from Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, Avett Brothers, and Jeff the Brotherhood. Listen to the show HERE.

In addition to the All Songs Considered inclusion, Robin Hilton continues the Fay coverage in Old Music Tuesday: Bill Fay’s ‘Be Not So Fearful.’ Hilton writes, “The title of his new record says a lot about Fay’s work. His songs are often existential, full of a quiet awe and wonder. He’s a plainspoken lyricist who seeks to make sense of an often baffling world, finding eternal truths — love, compassion, humility — on both a cosmic and personal scale. It’s so good to hear him back in fine form.” Head over to the All Songs Considered Blog to read the post.

All Songs Considered Reveal Details of John Vanderslice’s White Wilderness Out January 25

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John Vanderslice’s “Sea Salt” is featured on today’s All Songs Considered! You can also stream the track here. Robin Hilton premiered the skinny on the new album, White Wilderness, which will be out January 25. Hilton remarks that the new material is just the right amount of expansion parred with the familiar sound and comfort JV is known for. Bob Boilen said it might be the best thing he’s heard from John Vanderslice.

You might remember JV and the Magik*Magik Orchestra’s performance in early 2009 at San Fransisco’s American Music Hall.

And that’s about everything we can tell you about White Wilderness, but be sure expect more in the coming days!

Vote For Phosphorescent! NPR’s All Songs Considered Best of 2010 (so far) Readers Poll

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NPR’s All Songs Considered has nominated Phosphorescent’s new album Here’s To Taking It Easy as one of the best albums of 2010 so far in their new reader’s poll. Click HERE and vote for Phosphorescent and up to four other albums by your favorite artists released this year. In other news Phosphorescent stopped by the Studios of KEXP earlier this week you can listen to the live session HERE.

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