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Night Beds releases a helluva good mixtape from the “Ivywild” recordings

I just have to post this right now — Night Beds’ Winston Yellen today released “Strangers In Paradise Mix,” a mixtape of sounds and songs they were listening to “in heavy rotation” while recording “Ivywild,” out today on Dead Oceans.

Drawing on Winston and Abe Yellen’s influences from J Dilla, Bill Evans and others, “Strangers In Paradise” is a mellow, diverse and highly compatible mix of R&B, electro-pop, Motown and hip-hop, with a Kanye West cover of “I Wonder” thrown in. Also sneakily embedded in the mixtape are “Ivywild” B-sides.

Listen to Night Beds’ “Tide Teeth” and “[9-6] slack-jaw” below:

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Night Beds’ upcoming “Ivywild” streaming now on NPR

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The incredible band Night Beds is streaming their upcoming album, “Ivywild,” on NPR.

The startling synth-pop single from earlier this year, “Me, Liquor and God,” promises good things from the new album. It’s the sophomore project by Winston Yellen, who said in May that his first impressions of the “sad sex jams” of Kanye West’s “Yeezus” influenced him on “Ivywild.” We can only imagine how that was channeled.

“Ivywild” is out Aug. 7 on Dead Oceans.

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