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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.”
– 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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ALBUM RELEASE // The Tallest Man On Earth “Dark Bird Is Home” Out Now Worldwide

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“On Dark Bird, Matsson’s voice, reedy and resonant, is recorded raw and seemingly almost inside the microphone. The effect is one of feeling a brain on fire while setting its sights on itself, and the byproduct is a yen for moments of serene relief as a result.”
NPR Music’s “First Listen”

“[‘Dark Bird Is Home’] finds Matsson in familiar territory: Pondering spirits, sorrow, and ‘the end’ amidst a backdrop of dust, daylight, and valleys. Matsson’s narrator is alone, but he longs to be in the company of someone else. And what begins as a simple acoustic number soon erupts into a multi-layered instrumental that sounds as pretty and contemplative as anything he’s ever done.”
ESQUIRE

“That voice undersells nothing: There are no wanly delivered lines, no flat and dour stretches of singing. His voice is prismatic, used like an old-guard storyteller who hews his words to any kind of feeling he wants. “
Pitchfork

The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Sweden’s Kristian Matsson) releases his fourth and fullest album, Dark Bird Is Home, today on Dead Oceans. It is deeper, darker more sophisticated and personal than anything The Tallest Man has previously created. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, and the lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming. You should expect the loudest and proudest songs yet from The Tallest Man On Earth on album number four, but also the softest and the lowest.

Tomorrow, The Tallest Man will kick off his first ever tour with a full-band, and next week he’ll make his late night television debut. In between Forecastle and Lollapalooza, he’s adding a Midwest tour, which will include a performance at the Newport Folk Festival, as well as an additional New York show in June. Full dates and tickets after the jump

Purchase Dark Bird Is Home:
via Secretly Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via independent stores

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ALBUM RELEASE // Bill Fay “Who Is The Sender?” Out Now Worldwide

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“Another unassuming masterpiece”
-The Independent (5/5)

“Quiet Joy, both stately and spiritual”
-The Times (4/5)

“A gentleness that belies great depth”
-The Observer

“Sublime, heartfelt ruminations”
-The Guardian (4/5)

Today marks the worldwide release day for Bill Fay’s acclaimed Who Is The Sender?, the followup to 2012’s Life Is People. Recorded at Ray DaviesKonk Studios in North London, the 13 tracks demonstrate the immense talent of the living folk legend. Listen to lead single ‘War Machine’ above or on YouTube / SoundCloud page and purchase the album below.

Order Who Is The Sender? through SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or through a local indie record store

Who Is The Sender? Tracklisting:
1. The Geese Are Flying Westward
2. War Machine
3. How Little?
4. Underneath The Sun
5. Something Else Ahead
6. Order Of The Day
7. Who Is The Sender?
8. Freedom To Read
9. Bring It On Lord
10. A Page Incomplete
11. A Frail And Broken One
12. World Of Life
13. I Hear You Calling (Studio Reunion)

LISTEN // Bill Fay Shares Track “A Page Incomplete”, New Album ‘Who Is The Sender?’ Out April 27th / 28th

“Bill Fay’s songs are so full of so much awe and wonder at life that they just make you so grateful to be part of this miracle that none of us really understand”

– Robin Hilton, NPR Music

Bill Fay’s new album, Who Is The Sender?, out 4/28 on Dead Oceans, is the much anticipated but hardly-dared-hoped-for follow up to 2012’s Life is People, which was Bill’s first solo studio album in 41 years and a deserved critical and commercial success.

Previously, the profoundly affecting song “War Machine” was shared, Fay’s call to people everywhere to stop being complacent to the violence we often don’t realize is being committed in our names. NPR Music then premiered the meditative “Something Else Ahead”, a contemplation on what lies ahead once our time on earth is over. Now, we’re proud to share the gorgeous and slow build of “A Page Incomplete.” Hear it above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube page.

You can pre-order the new album via SC Distribution / Dead Oceans, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

WATCH // Ryley Walker Shares “Sweet Satisfaction” Video, Album Out Now, EU Tour Starts 8th April

To celebrate yesterday’s release of Ryley Walker‘s Primrose Green, director Bethany Schmitt [her videos on YouTube / Vimeo] shot the new “Sweet Satisfaction” video on film in Las Vegas and the desert surroundings. Watch the mystical trip above or on our YouTube page or on Daily Motion.

Noisey premiered the video this afternoon with a supremely enlightening interview with Ryley that you can read here.

Get the new album now direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

RYLEY WALKER TOUR DATES:
[All dates / tix: http://bit.ly/ryleytour]

04/08 Copenhagen, DK – Copenhagen Jazzhouse
04/09 Oslo, NO – Internasjonalen
04/10 Stockholm, SE – Grand Central – FREE SHOW
04/11 Aalborg, DK – 1000Fryd
04/12 Rostock, DE – JAZ
04/13 Berlin, DE – Monarch
04/14 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
04/15 Luxembourg, LU – De Gudde Wellen
04/17 Gent, BE – De Loge
04/18 London, UK – Sebright Arms
04/19 Manchester, UK – The Castle
04/20 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
04/21 Cardiff, UK – Clwb lfor Bach
04/22 Coventry, UK – The Tin at the Coal Vaults
04/23 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Cards Room
04/24 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
04/26 Middleburg, NL – Kloveniersdoelen (Matinee Show) – FREE SHOW
04/27 Paris, FR – Espace B
04/29 Nancy, FR – Off Kultur House Show
04/30 Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg
05/01 Luzern, CH – Voliere – FREE SHOW
05/02 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
05/03 Venlo, NL – Down By The River Festival
05/04 Koeln, DE – King Georg
05/07 St. Louis, MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts
05/09 Austin, TX – Levitation
05/11 Atlanta, GA – 529
05/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/15 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery w/ Death Vessel, Blood Warrior
05/16 Hudson, NY – The Half Moon w/ The Pigeons
05/18 Cleveland, OH – Euclid Tavern
06/02 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
06/03 Long Beach, CA – Carpenter House
06/08 Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ Amen Dunes
06/09 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Amen Dunes
06/11 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium w/ Amen Dunes
06/12 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel w/ Amen Dunes
06/20 Toronto, ON – NXNE @ The Mod Club w/ Angel Olsen
06/27 North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Music Festival
07/17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/18 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
08/20 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/21 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/22 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/23 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
09/02/15 London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

free downloads

Dream Lover by Destroyer
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
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Los Angeles (Live) by Phosphorescent
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) (Live) by Phosphorescent

video

Tide Teeth by Night Beds

Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker

What We Don't See by A Place To Bury Strangers

We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers

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