Here comes Memorial Day weekend, a weekend perfect for watching Oliver North documentaries and barbecuing until your hands become imbued with the sweet smell of charred meat. With Oliver’s stories of war occupying the daylight hours and the meat party on Monday, Sunday night remains a hole in the schedule of many weekenders. Those looking for something to occupy this awkward time slot look no further: Night Beds is coming to Lexington’s Cosmic Charlie’s.
Night Beds lead singer Winston Yellen’s eerily soft spoken songs feel almost like a song painting, each sound holding its own characteristic brush stroke underneath his honest voice. Listening to their new record, Country Sleep, is as comfortable as having a lullaby sung to you by your grandmother. Winston’s voice is something out of medieval folklore, and his power house band weaves solid grounding structures around the lyrics. The sound is familiar, yet refreshingly unique.
Night Beds have been making quite the name for themselves on the tour circuit in the United States and Europe. Their hard work and relentless performance schedule have yielded the sweet fruit of a featured spot on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and slots on multiple summer music festivals, including Louisville’s own Forecastle Festival in July. If you want to jump the gun and see this group before you see them at this year’s Forecastle, take advantage of this show on Sunday.