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The National Share New Single “Somebody Desperate”

From the Soundtrack to the Upcoming Film Cyrano

Dec 03, 2021

The National have shared a new single, “Somebody Desperate.” The release marks the band’s first new music since 2019, and it is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Cyrano, which was scored by band members Bryce and Aaron Dessner. More

Dec 01, 2021

Peter Dinklage was the musical guest last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he was backed by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National on guitar. They performed “Your Name,” a song featured in the upcoming musical Cyrano, which stars Dinklage and was scored by the Dessner twins. More

Nov 15, 2021

Taylor Swift has shared a video for her new Chris Stapleton collaboration “I Bet You Think About Me,” a bonus track from the newly-released Red (Taylor’s Version). The video, which marks the directorial debut of actress Blake Lively, stars Swift alongside Miles Teller, and also features a cameo appearance from Aaron Dessner. Swift also made an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, where she performed her new 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” and was featured in a musical parody sketch. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Penelope Isles, Indigo De Souza, Piroshka, and More

Plus Big Red Machine, Ora the Molecule, Low, illuminati hotties, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 23, 2021

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a nice week for new music, with some strong new singles (some connected to album announcements) and some wonderful album tracks we’ve long wanted to share with our readers and can now that the albums are out. We had enough tracks for a Top 12 this week, but many of the honorable mentions are worthy too. More

Big Red Machine and Taylor Swift Share Video for New Song “Renegade”

How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? Due Out August 27 via 37d03d

Jul 02, 2021

Big Red Machine (aka Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) are releasing a new album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, on August 27 via 37d03d. Now they have shared the album’s third single, “Renegade,” which features guest vocals from Taylor Swift, who also features in the song’s video. More

Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner) Share New Song “The Ghost of Cincinnati”

How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? Due Out August 27 via 37d03d

Jun 30, 2021

Big Red Machine (aka Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) are releasing a new album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, on August 27 via 37d03d. The album was only announced yesterday, but they’ve already shared its second single, “The Ghost of Cincinnati,” which features lead vocals by Dessner. More

Taylor Swift Is Set to Release New Album “evermore” Tonight

evermore Will Feature HAIM, Bon Iver, and The National

Dec 10, 2020

Taylor Swift will be dropping her second album of the year, evermore, tonight (Dec. 10) at midnight EST. Evermore, the sister album to July’s folklore, will feature guest appearances by HAIM, Bon Iver, and The National, as well as contributions by folklore collaborators Aaron Dessner (frontman of The National), Jack Antonoff, William Bowery (aka Swift’s actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn), and Justin Vernon (frontman of Bon Iver). More

Taylor Swift – Watch Her “cardigan” Video and Stream the Aaron Dessner-Produced New Album

folklore Also Features Bon Iver, Jack Antonoff, and more; Swift Self-Directed the “cardigan” Video

Jul 24, 2020

Yesterday Taylor Swift announced that her new album folklore would be coming out today and now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. She has also shared a self-directed video for the album’s “cardigan.” Folklore is Swift’s attempt at an indie folk album and 11 of its 16 tracks were co-written and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. One song, “exile,” is even a duet with Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon). More

Taylor Swift Announces Surprise Album Produced/Cowritten with Aaron Dessner Out at Midnight

folklore Also Features Bon Iver, William Bowery, Jack Antonoff, and more

Jul 23, 2020

To all those releasing an album tomorrow…sorry, because this morning, Taylor Swift announced her new album folklore will drop at midnight tonight. Swift took to Instagram to share snippets of the cover art over the span of a few hours before announcing the album and its entirety. Perhaps the most surprising part of folklore’s lore is that 11 of the 16 tracks were co written and produced by The National’sAaron Dessner.