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Aaron Dessner On His New Song With Michael Stipe And That Whole Antifa Debacle

Aaron Dessner is always working on a ton of music. Quarantine has been no different. Recently, he's had a couple projects germinating -- one of…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2020 - 12:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It has been a hell of a week. We published a list of our favorite albums of the year so far, features on Deafheaven and…
Stereogum | June 8, 2018 - 5:40 pm

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Watch Justin Vernon Play A New Big Red Machine Song For Two Milwaukee Voters

Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival has been spearheading a Wisconsin get-out-the-vote campaign, in which the Bon Iver leader is inviting residents of his home state…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Aaron Dessner Discusses Taylor Swift’s Involvement In New Big Red Machine Album

Taylor Swift shocked the world by spurning a traditional album rollout and surprise-dropping a full album called folklore this past summer, a collection of songs…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2020 - 2:11 pm

No Time For Michael Stipe & Aaron Dessner’s Tonight Show Performance Like Now

At the end of March, Michael Stipe shared a new collaboration with the National's Aaron Dessner called "No Time For Love Like Now." When Stipe…
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2020 - 10:58 pm

Watch Michael Stipe Perform His Aaron Dessner Collab, Which Is Apparently A Big Red Machine Song, On Colbert

Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has long been one of Stephen Colbert's best talk-show guests, and he's also been a bright light during our current…
Chris DeVille | April 8, 2020 - 9:14 am

Watch Vernon Reid Shred With Big Red Machine At 37d03d Fest

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner launched a new edition of their collaborative, improvisational Berlin festival PEOPLE at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn this past weekend under…
Chris DeVille | May 6, 2019 - 10:00 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

Watch Justin Vernon, Moses Sumney, & Francis And The Lights Cover “I Shall Be Released” At Eaux Claires

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires music festival kicked off on Friday in Vernon's hometown, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The two performed — alongside Bryce…
Julia Gray | July 8, 2018 - 3:14 pm

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

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Bryce Dessner To Release Collaborative Album This Summer

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National co-founder and composer Bryce Dessner are preparing to release a record together under the moniker Big Red Machine.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | June 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm
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