Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

The Lagniappe Sessions return with Night Beds, the nom de tune of achingly golden-voiced Nashville transplant Winston Yellen. Touring behind his debut LP, 2013’s Country Sleep, Night Beds (in full band mode) laid down two covers for us at Red Rockets Glare studios while in Los Angeles — Mac DeMarco’s “My Kind Of Woman”, and Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love”. Yellen, in his own words, below.

MP3: Night Beds :: My Kind of Woman – As a band, we really love Mac DeMarco’s album “2” and we wanted to pay homage to Mac by covering “My Kind Of Woman”.

MP3: Night Beds :: No Other Love – Most of the music I listen to is from the 1930’s and 1940’s. I had listened to Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love”, but it really hit me harder when I heard it paired with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 film, The Master.

Lagniappe Sessions Archives / original illustration for aquarium drunkard by Ben Towle.

9 Responses to “Lagniappe Sessions :: Night Beds (Mac DeMarco / Jo Stafford)”

  1. Night Beds have a great depth of music style. My Kind Of A Woman has a great rhythm like many 80’s tunes while No Other Love is much slower which seems to produce a sorrow feeling.

  2. […] Go here to listen to them cover Mac Demarco’s “My Kind of Woman” and Jo Staffords “No Other Love” […]

  3. this rules

  4. […] every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Download this week’s Lagniappe Session with Night Beds, […]

  5. I’m no professional music critic, but I think “2” is one of the best albums from 2012.

  6. […] of Night Beds, the band recorded a couple of stunning covers for Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions. You need to go download those […]

  7. Am I the only one who thinks it sounds like Freddie Mercury singing “No Other Love”?

  8. “No Other Love” is a good rendition of Chopin’s Etude #3 “Tristesse”.

  9. […] most beautiful thing I’ve heard this year. You can stream it below. Hear more at World Cafe, Aquarium Drunkard and Fuel/Friends. My favorite track on the album is “Even If We Try,” which can be […]

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