Bryce Dessner

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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

Stream Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister Planetarium

Back in 2013, Sufjan Stevens teamed up with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, percussionist James McAlister, and a string quartet to perform Planetarium,…
Peter Helman | June 8, 2017 - 11:03 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, And Bryce Dessner Play “Mercury” In Studio

Tomorrow, the Planetarium collaborative album from Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister will be officially released. We've heard a few selections from…
James Rettig | June 8, 2017 - 11:14 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Venus” Video

Recently, Sufjan Stevens joined forces with an all-star ethereal-music team -- the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and percussionist James McAlister -- to record…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2017 - 10:40 am

Ensemble Intercontemporain – “Wires” (Comp. Bryce Dessner)

The National's Bryce Dessner studied music composition at Yale, and in addition to playing guitar in a well-known indie rock band, he's also become a…
Peter Helman | May 22, 2017 - 7:13 pm

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Mercury”

Planetarium is the forthcoming collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister. It's made up of songs inspired by the solar system,…
James Rettig | April 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister – “Saturn”

Lately, Sufjan Stevens has been recording a whole album with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister. The album, Planetarium, is…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 9:21 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, & Nico Muhly’s Planetarium Album On The Way

Back in 2013, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (of the National), Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister, alongside a string quartet, performed an original composition titled…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Brooklyn Youth Chorus – “Black Mountain Song” (Comp. Bryce Dessner)

Back in 2014, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus performed a stage work as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and they've recorded the piece in a…
James Rettig | February 14, 2017 - 3:47 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

Watch Yo La Tengo Play With Lambchop, Danny Ray Thompson, The Necks’ Chris Abrahams, & Others At Big Ears Fest

The fifth iteration of the Big Ears Festival, which focuses on avant-garde, ambient, and improvisational music of all genres, took place in Knoxville, Tennessee over…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 10:36 pm
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