Night Beds

The creative voice of Night Beds, Winston Yellen, hails from Nashville by way of Colorado Springs. The 23 year-old songwriter boasts a new, great American voice with a specific brand of intimate thirst that few musicians possess. On "Even If We Try," Yellen makes a stunning first step and displays his strength of sparseness. The a-side slowly builds in force from a wistful lullaby to an unexpectedly buoyant climax. The song centers around the singer's desire to sever his past life and start anew. It's that awkward and often terrifying feeling of distancing oneself from demons while realizing that they're fundamental elements in gaining the confidence to move forward. "Even If We Try" was recorded in a self-built studio in the former home of Johnny Cash located in Hendersonville, TN. The song was formed on his drives to and from Nashville and Hendersonville. The b-side "You Were Afraid" was the first song a then 18 year-old Winston Yellen wrote with Night Beds in mind. The song recounts the gut wrenching realization of an imminent end to a relationship and the bittersweetness that can come with it. "Even If We Try" b/w "You Were Afraid" is Night Beds debut 7" for Dead Oceans and will be released on September 18th, 2012.

WATCH // Night Beds Premiere Video for “Ramona”, Tour Europe & Festivals Through December

Night Beds have premiered the new video for their single off Country Sleep, “Ramona.” The video is directed by Abraham Vilchez-Moran, and tells the story of an emotional confrontation between a transgendered teenager and his drunk father.

Vilchez-Moran explains:

“The concept for ‘Ramona’ was birthed out of my aspiration to do something that would speak not only to the heart of the song’s lyrics but also to the feeling that it embodied…I was inspired to capture that raw energy in a story that would reflect what it means to be ‘Ramona’ and what it means to be ostracized for who you are.”

Watch the video ABOVE or on Vevo HERE. Read more for upcoming tour dates.
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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.

TOUR ALERT // Night Beds Announce New US Dates

Night Beds are soon headed out on a summer headlining tour! It is only right that shows kick off in the band’s hometown of Nashville on May 24. Dates will take Night Beds through the Midwest, South and over to the East Coast. You’ll find the full schedule and ticket links below.

 

TOUR DATES:
05/24/13 Nashville, TN- Mercy Lounge w/ Good Buddy
05/25/13 Knoxville, TN- The Pilot Light
05/26/13 Lexington, KY- Cosmic Charlie’s
05/28/13 Bloomington, IN- The Bishop
05/29/13 Champaign, IL- Mike N Molly’s
05/30/13 Evanston, IL- Space
05/31/13 Minneapolis, MN- Varsity Theater w/ The Staves
06/01/13 Des Moines, IA- Vaudeville Mews
06/02/13 Omaha, NE- Slowdown
06/04/13 Norman, OK- The Opolis w/ The Staves
06/05/13 Dallas, TX- Three Links
06/06/13 Austin, TX- The Mohawk
06/07/13 Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s
06/08/13 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon
06/09/13 Mobile, AL- Alabama Music Box
06/11/13 Atlanta, GA- The Earl
06/12/13 Jacksonville, FL- Jack Rabbits
06/13/13 Tampa, FL- New World Brewery
06/14/13 Orlando, FL- Will’s Pub
06/16/13 Asheville, NC- Emerald Lounge
06/17/13 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
06/19/13 Pittsburgh, PA- Brillobox
06/21/13 Cincinnati, OH- MOTR Pub
06/22/13 Columbus, OH- The Basement
06/23/13 Detroit, MI- Magic Stick Lounge
06/24/13 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern
06/27/13 New Haven, CT- Cafe Nine
06/28/13 Northampton, MA- Iron Horse Music Hall
06/29/13 Winooski, VT- The Monkey House
06/30/13 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands

Booking Agent Contact

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

UK/EUROPE -
CODA AGENCY- Rob Challice
CODA House - 56 Compton Street
Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0ET
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7017 2500
Fax: 44 (0) 20 7017 2555
e: rob@codaagency.com

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