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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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LISTEN // Night Beds Premier “Corner,” Third Single From ‘Ivywild’

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“all cascading harmonies and sparkling sonics.”
Noisey

“head-turning R&B…complete with deep bass beats and auto-tuned vocals.”
NPR Music

“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”)

With less than a month away from the release of Ivywild, Night Beds is sharing a lovely new single called “Corner” via Noisey. It follows banger “Me Liquor & God” and melancholic beauty “Tide Teeth,” both of which established Night Beds’ adventurous and stunning new sound. All three singles are available now if you preorder through iTunes here.

Night Beds’ Winston Yellen recalls the spine of the song coming together rather quickly at Nashville’s Club Roar Studios in May 2012.

“I was thinking about Victoria Legrand/Stevie Knicks whilst singing. Their delivery is so legend. I absolutely adore Ben Kaufman’s Les Paul/Mary Ford guitar triplets along with Caleb Hickman’s sultry sax and Steven Holmes baritone electric guitar in unison.”

Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe Yellen, younger brother and closest friend. The thread that weaves through all of Yellen’s music and holds it together is his unmistakable voice – plaintive, yearning, soulful, heartbreaking. Yellen’s voice has a unique beauty matched by few of his contemporaries. It is a voice that reveals the qualities of a life spent listening to the greats of jazz and soul and yet sounds so utterly of this moment.

Night Beds will play live in support of Ivywild for the first time on July 31st at a special event in Portland, OR. Tickets and info can be found here. Stay tuned for more live performances to be announced soon. NPR is also sharing “Finished” on their podcast today. Check that out here.

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
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via independent stores

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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 Perform “Ramona” Live on Fallon

Night Beds took over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday and we could not be prouder of their performance. Playing a fantastic (so says Jimmy) rendition of Country Sleep standout track “Ramona,” Winston and the band seemed very much at ease on the big stage. Watch the clip above (move to the 42 minute mark).

You can see Night Beds on tour now! They are playing St. Louis’s Off Broadway tonight with lots of shows to follow. Find all their dates HERE.

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Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
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
Los Angeles (Live) by Phosphorescent
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) (Live) by Phosphorescent

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Love High by A Place To Bury Strangers

Girl in a Sling by Destroyer

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