Aaron Dessner

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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

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

More Aaron Dessner stories

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

Watch Bon Iver Perform With Aaron & Bryce Dessner At Cork Opera House

Bon Iver performed at the Cork Opera House in Ireland last night for the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival. He was joined by his…
James Rettig | September 16, 2017 - 9:44 am

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
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