Aaron Dessner

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Old Storms In New Places

Scott Hutchison has errands to run. Cigarettes, coffee, snacks -- you know, all the essentials for a day in the studio. We walk down the…
Ryan Leas | February 4, 2016 - 11:54 am

Cover Story

American Beauty: Snapshots Of The National In Transition

I. EAUX CLAIRES In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National's five members. It's that period…
Ryan Leas | November 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National – Boxer

A couple years ago Alligator put the National on the map for many listeners, largely through a combination of vocalist Matt Berninger's Jack 'n' Coke…
Stereogum | April 3, 2007 - 5:43 pm

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Watch Justin Vernon Jam With Aaron Dessner At Eaux Claires

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner threw their annual Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this weekend. Way back in 2009,…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

This Is The Kit – “Moonshine Freeze” (Feat. Aaron Dessner)

This Is The Kit, the Paris-based folk-rock project led by Kate Stables, quietly released one of the best records of 2015 in Bashed Out. Now,…
Peter Helman | May 10, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Aaron Dessner On Their “Anti-Festival” Eaux Claires

"In many ways, we have become the anti-music-festival festival," says the National’s Aaron Dessner of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which he and…
Eric Spitznagel / Billboard | April 22, 2017 - 6:29 pm

Watch Footage From Bon Iver And The National’s Massive Collaborative Event In Berlin

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, the brains behind Wisconsin's annual Eaux Claires festival, threw a different kind of music event at…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Justin Vernon, Bryce & Aaron Dessner Play Invisible Bridge Concert In Paris

The National's Bryce Dessner organized the Invisible Bridge concert at Paris' Philharmonie tonight, enlisting Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, his brother and bandmate Aaron Dessner, French…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Bob Weir – “Only A River” (Feat. Members Of The National)

Bob Weir has participated in a number of iterations of Grateful Dead reunions in the two decades since Jerry Garcia's death, including the big Fare
James Rettig | August 18, 2016 - 10:09 am

Bon Iver, The National, & Dozens Of Other Artists Announce Live Collaboration In Berlin

Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and a number of others have organized a not-for-profit collaborative art project and performance piece that will take place…
James Rettig | August 4, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Watch The National Talk, Perform Grateful Dead On CBS This Morning

Bryce and Aaron Dessner went on CBS This Morning to discuss their massive new Grateful Dead tribute album, which was released yesterday. "There is chemistry,…
James Rettig | May 21, 2016 - 11:12 am

Hear Grateful Dead Covers By The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, The National, Phosphorescent + Jenny Lewis, And Bruce Hornsby + DeYarmond Edison

The National revealed the tracklist for their massive Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead last week, and now they've unveiled five songs from…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 7:21 am

The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am

Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup

The lineup for this year's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, has been revealed. Bon Iver,…
James Rettig | February 11, 2016 - 10:00 am

Cover Story

American Beauty: Snapshots Of The National In Transition

I. EAUX CLAIRES In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National's five members. It's that period…
Ryan Leas | November 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

Eaux Claires Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner held the first Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Wisconsin this past summer, and it must have…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:35 am

Stream Little May For The Company (Stereogum Premiere)

Moody Sydney trio Little May recorded their new album For The Company in a converted nineteenth-century church in upstate New York. This feels totally appropriate…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:32 am
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