Sounds Of Hopscotch 2013 #9: Night Beds

Hard as it may be to believe, it's once again time for Hopscotch. One of my favorite festival happenings, Hopscotch is a mere hop, skip, and a jump or two from the DC metro in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina. For the past few years they've been reeling in some seriously impressive lineups, and this year looks to be no different. Thanks to scheduling conflicts, I won't be heading down for this year's sonic extravaganza, but (not at all surprisingly) I've got recommendations on who to check out if you're heading to the fest.

Nashville holds quite a special place in my heart these days. And Night Beds (aka Winston Yellen) is starting to carve out a place there in his own right. So lonesome they could cry, the songs of Night Beds are pretty as can be, aching compositions that draw you in and don't let go. Yellen's voice often reminds of me Ryan Adams, sometimes Jeff Buckley (most often in that mystical coo Buckley was so very good at). Reminiscent without being derivative, Night Beds sounds too good to miss. The fact that Night Beds is with ridiculously awesome label Dead Oceans? Icing on the cake, y'all.

mp3: 22 (Night Beds from Country Sleep)


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