Night Beds

The brainchild of Rocky Mountain-reared, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Winston Yellen, Night Beds undertook roughly the same lonesome and lamp-lit, earthy and expansive musical campsite as contemporaries like Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and Frontier Ruckus, fusing 21st century indie folk onto a foundation of pure, Gram Parsons-inspired Americana and country.

The band released a series of EPs (Night Beds, Every Fire; Every Joy, and Hide from It) before putting out a proper, full-length studio debut in 2013, the Dead Oceans-issued Country Sleep. With help from his brother Abe Yellen and a couple dozen guest musicians, Night Beds' second LP took a sharp turn; trading indie folk for an electro-fied, alt-R&B breakup opus, 2015's Ivywild remained marked by Yellen's singer/songwriter-centered dreamy wistfulness. ~ James Christopher Monger & Marcy Donelson, Rovi