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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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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.”

“‘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.

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WATCH // Night Beds Premiere “Lost Springs” Video On The Line Of Best Fit, European Tour Starts Next Week

Night Beds start their European tour next Monday in Amsterdam marking their third time overseas this year.

As a preview for their newest return to Europe, today The Line Of Best Fit premiered their new video for “Lost Springs” from their 2013 album Country Sleep. The music video follows the band on and off the stage during their tour of North America and Europe earlier this year. Watch the video above or here on YouTube to get a preview of their upcoming tour.

Click read more to see 2013 European tour dates starting next week, info on their tour with Lord Huron next year, and the video for “Ramona” if you missed it!
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WATCH // Night Beds Performs For The Crypt Sessions

In case you missed it earlier this month, here is Night Beds performing “Ramona” live for a new Crypt Session. It’s one of the lead tracks from Winston’s debut album, Country Sleep. Stream the video above. In need of more? Check out this stunning clip of Night Beds on Jools Holland!

Night Beds are headed out on tour next month; you’ll find all of their dates HERE.

WATCH // Night Beds Cover Robyn for the A.V. Club

Night Beds cover Robyn

Night Beds are pretty damn good at anything they do. Take, for example, this reworking of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” recorded for the A.V. Club’s covers series. It takes a certain kind of imagination to put that song and this band together, but wallllaaaa it works! Check the video out above.

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Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
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Times Square by Destroyer
Moonshiner by Kevin Morby
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker


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