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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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The Tallest Man On Earth Live on NPR’s World Cafe

photo courtesy of Melody Chiang at WXPN

The Tallest Man On Earth recently stopped by WXPN for a World Cafe session. Kristian plays four songs off There’s No Leaving Now for David Dye and chats about the record, playing with Montezumas and the origins of his solo career. The show starts with Kristian’s performance of “To Just Grow Away” at XPN Live Friday Free at Noon Concert, in which he played to a sold-out crowd.

Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth on World Cafe!

The Tallest Man On Earth is up for Best Live Act in the AIM Independent Music Awards! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing him live, you know how wonderful and inspiring of a performer he is. Vote for Kristian at The Fly; then get out and see him on tour! Dates HERE.

Wait No More: Bill Fay – ‘Life Is People’ Out Now

Today is an incredibly special day here at Dead Oceans. Bill Fay’s Life Is People is officially released to the world. We could not be prouder to support “the strange and wonderful return of cult hero Bill Fay” as Spin recently wrote. As we’ve mentioned before, Life Is People is the first proper studio release Fay has put out in over forty years. Produced by Joshua Henry and Guy Massey, the record features musicians Matt Deighton, Tim Weller and Mikey Rowe. Long-time fan and supporter Jeff Tweedy also sings with Bill on “This World.”

“This album had a life of it’s own. It just fell into place. It was at peace with itself. I was walking into the unknown, but the people who helped me make it were really nice, and great players. It was exactly right.” Bill Fay

Physical copies are available at SC Distribution, as well as your local record store. You can purchase the record by signing up for Dead Oceans Sounds, our new digital subscription service at DRIPFM or at iTunes and receive the bonus track “Home Was the Place.” Life Is People is currently streaming for a limited time at Paste. Enjoy it HERE.

Love for Life Is People

“Breathtakingly beautiful…full of a quiet awe and wonder….”NPR

“Life Is People is proof enough that Fay has always stood tall; we just may have been too short to notice him. It seems like time has finally caught up with Fay, or rather, that time is ready to start regretting its negligence. He’s in our sight lines now, and hopefully he’ll stay there a while longer.”Consequence of Sound

“Bill Fay’s first album in 41 years is astonishing.”MOJO 5 stars, Album of the Month

“Beautiful, patient and poignant, Life Is People is an expert singer-songwriter album…the work of a lifetime…”Pitchfork

LSTN: Stream Bill Fay’s New Album – ‘Life Is People’ at Paste, Interview at NPR’s Weekend Edition

Premiering earlier this morning at Paste, Bill Fay’s Life Is People is available from start to finish. Thus far the first couple of tracks have been warmly embraced by fans and critics alike. Prepare yourself for quite the listening experience. Stream the album above. Life Is People is out today in the UK and tomorrow, August 21 in the US. Find your copy at SC Distribution.

Over the weekend, Bill gave a delightful interview on NPR’S Weekend Edition. He touches on the album’s founding stories, giving us insight to some of the personal experiences that influenced his first studio album in over forty years. Listen to Bill Fay: A Cult Figure Returns, Skeptical But Optimistic.

“When I was on holidays with my dad as a kid, we’d sit in seaside cafes and he’d watch people walking by. … He was astonished at it and he would say, ‘Life is people.’ That was quite emotional for me, to sort of have him on board so to speak on his own view on life.” -Bill Fay

LSTN: Bear In Heaven Live on NPR’s World Cafe

NPR’s World Cafe brings you a brand new live session from Bear In Heaven. Host David Dye invited BiH on the show to perform three songs: “The Reflection of You,” “Sinful Nature” and “Warm Water,” all from 2012′s I Love You, It’s Cool. When streaming, you will also have access to a web exclusive performance of “Cool Light.”

Click here to listen to Bear In Heaven on World Cafe.

The guys just wrapped up a couple of months of solid touring, but they still have a few dates in the works, as well as a big performance at Lollapalooza. See all shows HERE.

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