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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Hear Paul Simon’s New Version Of The Rhythm Of The Saints Track “Can’t Run But”

Paul Simon's 1990 album Rhythm Of The Saints is one of those beautiful examples of someone who's already a legend and a commercial force pushing…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2018 - 9:21 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

Bryce Dessner, Sō Percussion, Justin Vernon, & S. Carey – “Music For Wood & Strings (Translucent Remake)”

Three years ago, Bryce Dessner, the multi-instrumentalist from the National who's always working on avant-garde side projects, composed a whole album called Music For Wood
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 9:19 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

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

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

Bryce Dessner – “For Marsha P. Johnson”

The National's Bryce Dessner composed the soundtrack for Netflix's recent documentary The Death And Life of Marsha P. Johnson about the LGBTQ civil rights pioneer,…
James Rettig | October 19, 2017 - 11:20 pm

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 Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister Play “Mercury” On Colbert

Last month, Sufjan Stevens got together with fellow orchestral-impressionist types Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister to release Planetarium, a concept album about the…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 8:57 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, & James McAlister Cover David Bowie In Paris

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister recently teamed up to release Planetarium, an album of expansive orchestral-pop odysseys inspired by the solar…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2017 - 8:44 pm

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
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