A relatively new find for me is the work of Winston Yellen or as he records under, Night Beds. I actually first saw a live video for the below official video and it was just hauntingly stunning. It was in a church and fully acoustic – the echoes, the sparseness of it all. Hooked immediately. Now, low and behold we have the official video for that very same track Even If We Try, which is a current 7″ single from Night Beds on the Dead Oceans label. The track will also feature on the full length album Country Sleep also out on Dead Oceans in February 2013. I have to say I am now very excited for the shortest month of next year.
The official video below was directed by Ric Alverson (who directed the Tim Heidecker movie ‘The Comedy’) and was meant to be a juxtaposition of the beauty of the track and the disturbingly dark and isolation felt in the video. Hand in hand at times, no? Watch below.
You can find out more on Night Beds or purchase the 7″ single of Even If We Try via Dead Oceans HERE.
I posted a live church recording video of this track over on SlowAcoustic yesterday – see it here.