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THURSDAY LISTENING // Phosphorescent Live on World Cafe

We’re taking your Thursday listening to a whole new level. Phosphorescent recently performed live on NPR’s World Cafe. You can listen to “Terror In The Canyons,” “Song for Zula,” “The Quotidian Beasts,” and “A New Anhedonia” now. David Dye also interviews Matthew during the broadcast. Listen HERE. All of the songs are available on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho.

Phosphorescent are playing Brussels’s Les Nuits Botanique – Rotonde tonight! See all of their upcoming tour dates HERE.

Akron/Family Win Hearts With Performance at Grand Street Bakery, Featured on All Songs Considered

What a treat! Akron/Family stopped by Brooklyn’s Grand Street Bakery for a two-song performance. Fader was there to catch the band in all their glory. You can watch “Until The Morning” above and “When I Was Young” below. Both songs are off AF’s recently released Sub Verses, available now at iTunes, SC Distribution and Amazon.

You can also check out “the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band” on the latest broadcast of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Their song “Sand Talk” is the featured track.

The Akron boys are playing Portland’s Mississippi Studios on May 22, with a handful of West Coast dates to follow. Come July, the band is headed to Europe. Check out all their tour dates HERE.

LSTN // Night Beds Live on World Cafe

Good Morning! Good Morning! If you missed it before, here’s your chance to listen to Night Beds perform live on World Cafe. In addition to their interview with the ever-trusty David Dye, the band played a number of songs from their Dead Oceans debut Country Sleep. The list includes “Faithful Heights,” “Ramona,” “Even If We Try” and “Head For The Hills.” There is also an exclusive web version of “22.” Stream at NPR.

“The lyrics may have come from Nashville, but the record’s open, dusty sound is pure Colorado. Yellen brings his amazing, wide-ranging voice to this installment of World Cafe, playing songs from Country Sleep as well as a track that didn’t make the album.”David Dye / World Cafe

Night Beds are currently on tour, playing many a European venue. You can see all of the upcoming tour dates and ticket links HERE.

Phosphorescent Premieres “Song For Zula” Video at NPR

Premiering this morning at NPR’s All Songs Considered, it is the new Djuna Wahlrab & Matthew Houck co-directed video for “Song For Zula.” Captured in one continuous, slow-motion shot, the video focuses in on a woman as she painfully tries to free herself. From what you ask? Watch above to find out.

“Song For Zula” is featured on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho. You can find your copy at SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon or from Matthew himself at one of their forthcoming shows. If you are planning to attend a show, consider purchasing your tickets in advance; venues are selling out quickly! Oh and here’s a taste of what to expect in the live show – Phosphorescent live at SXSW for WFUV.

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.

Stay in the know with Night Beds. Follow Winston on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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