Night Beats at Mount Rainier National Park in 2010.
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Genres||Garage rock, psychedelic rock, soul, surf rock|
|Instruments||vocals, guitar, bass, drums|
|Years active||2009 — present|
|Labels||Trouble In Mind
Holy Twist (UK)
|Associated acts||The Drug Purse
The UFO Club
|Members||Danny Lee Blackwell
|Past members||Tarek Wegner|
The Night Beats are an American psychedelic, garage and soul group based in Seattle, Washington. The group consists of Lee Blackwell (Lead Guitar, Vocals), James Traeger (Drums) and Jakob Bowden (Bass). Night Beats incorporate sounds of early R&B, Texas Psychedelic Rock, UK Blues, Folk and Soul.
Danny Lee "Blackwell" originally from Dallas, Texas founded Night Beats in 2009 when James Traeger moved from Austin, Texas to Seattle, Washington. Named as an homage to Sam Cooke's Magnum Opus the then 2-piece picked up Tarek Wegner who was living in Seattle. The Night Beats toured extensively early on completing multiple North American tours during 2010 and were signed within weeks of self releasing their debut EP, the H-Bomb EP. Picked up by Chicago's Trouble in Mind Records (Ty Segall, Fresh and Only's, Hex Dispensers, etc.).
Their H-Bomb 7" topped several college radio charts competing with other Artists' full-length efforts. (September 6, 2010)
In 2011, they released a split between The UFO Club and Night Beats on Austin's The Reverberation Appreciation Society label. In April 2011, the Seattle-based art collective Portable Shrines along with Translinguistic Other released Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theater Vol. 1 on the Light In The Attic Records label, a deluxe double LP featuring rare and exclusive tracks from Night Beats, Eternal Tapestry, Prince Rama, AFCGT, and other established and up and coming psychedelic acts curated by Seattle's Portable Shrines Collective.
On June 28, 2011 Trouble In Mind released the Night Beats Self Titled Debut LP.
In June 2012, They released a single on Volcom Vinyl Club
Upon releasing Sonic Bloom, the band toured North America, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia.
In late 2014 Tarek Wegner left the group. 
- Lee Blackwell (aka Danny Rajan, D. Lee B.) - Vocals, lead guitar
- James Traeger - Drums
- Jakob Bowden - Bass
- Night Beats - 2011 (Trouble In Mind Records)
- Sonic Bloom - 2013 (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
- Who Sold My Generation - 2016 (Heavenly Recordings)
- Get Wyld! Vol. 1 - 2010 (Holy Twist)
- Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. 1 - 2011 (Translinguistic Other/Light In The Attic)
- Sailor Jerry Vol. 4 - 2011 (Sailor Jerry Rum)
- H-Bomb 7" - 2010 (Self-Released)
- H-Bomb 7" - 2010 (Trouble In Mind Records)
- H-Bomb EP (iTunes) - 2010 (Holy Twist)
- Night Beats/UFO Club Split 10" - 2011 (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
- Night Beats/TRMRS Split 7" - 2012 (Volcom Entertainment/Resurrection Records)
- Night Beats - 2011 (Burger Records)
- Sonic Bloom - 2013 (Burger Records)
- Austin Psych Fest 3 DVD - 2010 (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
- Austin Psych Fest 4 DVD - 2011 (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
- Vans Get-N Classic Vol. 2 - 2012 (Vans)
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-  Archived September 19, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Top 30 Albums |". Kdvs.org. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
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- "iTunes - Music - Get Wyld! Volume 1 by Various Artists". itunes.apple.com. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I | Light In The Attic Records". Lightintheattic.net. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
-  Archived August 23, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "Volcom Entertainment - Vevc". Store.volcoment.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
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