After dropping out of college and losing his job and girlfriend, Winston Yellen left Nashville on a “five-month sojourn,” as his press biography puts it. Living out of his hatchback car, he performed odd jobs as he moved from state to state before finally moving back to Nashville after a friend “instilled in me the need to cut the bullshit.” Back in Nasvhille, he took out a loan to rent an old home in the woods (previously owned by Johnny Cash and June Carter). “Inspired by the serendipity of the discovery,” Yellen began working on what is now Night Beds‘ debut album, Country Sleep.
Due out next week on Dead Oceans, you can now stream Country Sleep in full courtesy of Pitchfork Advance.
Night Beds will play at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, March 9th. Tickets are available here.