Aaron Dessner

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The Anniversary

Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2019 - 10:55 am

Cover Story

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

More Aaron Dessner stories

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s 37d03d Festival Coming To Brooklyn

For the last few years, Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner have thrown a collaborative, improvisational music event known as PEOPLE in Berlin. Today, they've announced…
James Rettig | March 19, 2019 - 11:17 am

Eaux Claires Festival Skipping Next Year, Say They’ll Return In 2020

Eaux Claires -- the Wisconsin music festival put together by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner -- has announced that they won't…
James Rettig | December 11, 2018 - 11:50 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, & Aaron Dessner Perform Frightened Rabbit Covers At Scott Hutchison Tribute Concert

Scott Hutchison, the founder and frontman of Scottish indie-rock howlers Frightened Rabbit, died by suicide earlier this year. He was a deeply important musician for…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2018 - 9:27 am

Watch Big Red Machine Play “Gratitude” On Colbert

In 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on a track called "Big Red Machine" off of the Red Hot…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2018 - 10:04 am

Stream Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Debut Album As Big Red Machine

In the early 1970s, the Cincinnati Reds put together one of the greatest runs in baseball history. They went to the World Series four times…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2018 - 12:00 am

Big Red Machine – “Deep Green” & “I Won’t Run From It”

Almost a full decade ago, there was a compilation called Dark Was The Night that featured a host of the era's defining indie artists. It…
Ryan Leas | August 9, 2018 - 10:04 am

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Announce Debut Album

In 2008, Aaron Dessner (of the National) sent Justin Vernon (of Bon Inver) a rough outline of a song called "Big Red Machine." A decade…
Sara Nuta | July 12, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Sounds Like Eaux Claires’ Surprise Lineup Experiment Didn’t Go So Well

Eaux Claires, the Wisconsin music and arts festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, went down over the weekend with…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2018 - 11:29 am

Watch Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Full Big Red Machine Set At Eaux Claires

Way back in 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on "Big Red Machine," a track off of the great…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Now On Spotify & Apple Music

Last month, the PEOPLE collective launched a new website as a repository for unreleased music from the likes of Justin Vernon, the Dessner brothers, and…
James Rettig | July 6, 2018 - 9:59 am

Justin Vernon & The Dessner Brothers Explain Their New “Publishing Platform” PEOPLE

Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the National's twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner are among the founders of a new collectivist music platform called…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2018 - 1:15 pm

PEOPLE Collective Launches Website With Tons Of New Music From Justin Vernon, The Dessner Brothers, & More

PEOPLE is an artist collective where Justin Vernon and the Dessner brothers serve as the ringleaders. There's a festival component, which takes place in Berlin…
James Rettig | June 5, 2018 - 5:59 pm

Hear Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner’s Theme For New World Cup Podcast

Are you ready for some fútbol? The World Cup kicks off 6/14 in Russia, sadly without the United States men's national team, who failed to…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2018 - 9:45 am

Arcade Fire Headlining Dessner Brothers-Curated Haven Festival 2018

Earlier this year, the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner helped curate the first edition of Copenhagen's Haven Festival, and they're doing the same thing this…
James Rettig | December 7, 2017 - 9:49 am
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