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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 Share New Song “Phoenix” (Feat. Robin Pecknold and Anaïs Mitchell)

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

Jul 22, 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 latest single, “Phoenix,” which features guest vocals Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and Anaïs Mitchell. 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

Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner) Announce New Album, Share New Song “Latter Days”

How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? Due Out August 27 via 37d03d; Album Features Fleet Foxes, Taylor Swift, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Jun 29, 2021

Big Red Machine (aka Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) have announced a new album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, and shared its first single, “Latter Days,” which features guest vocals from Anaïs Mitchell. The album also features Fleet Foxes, Taylor Swift, Sharon Van Etten, This Is the Kit, and others. More

Sharon Van Etten Announces Reissue of “epic” and Shares Big Red Machine Cover of “A Crime”

epic Ten Due Out April 16 on Ba Da Bing and to Feature Extra Album of Covers by Other Artists

Mar 04, 2021

Sharon Van Etten has announced a new anniversary double album, epic Ten, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her album epic. It will include the original album plus a new album which features covers of songs from the original done by artists whom Van Etten admires, including Fiona Apple, Big Red Machine (Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver), IDLES, Courtney Barnett, Shamir, and more. She has shared the first song from the album, Big Red Machine’s cover of “A Crime,” and will be sharing a new cover from the album every Thursday leading up to its release date of April 16. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, Shamir, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, Plants and Animals, Michael Stipe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a bit more of a chill week than last week. Black Lives Matter protests continued across the world, but generally remained peaceful. More

Michael Stipe and Big Red Machine Share Studio Version of New Song “No Time for Love Like Now”

A Collaboration with The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner Shared via a Video

Jun 11, 2020

Back in March former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe shared a video of him performing from home a new demo song “No Time for Love Like Now” and then he also performed it again from home for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Now he has shared the studio version of the song, via a video. It’s a collaboration with the collective Big Red Machine, in particular The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner. More

Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner) Share Three Videos, Plus Stream Their Album

Watch Videos for "Gratitude," "Forest Green," and "I Won't Run From It"

Aug 31, 2018

Big Red Machine is a new collaboration between Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and The National‘s Aaron Dessner. Today they have released their self-titled debut album via their PEOPLE digital platform, but also on other streaming services, vinyl, cassette, and CD via Jagjaguwar. More

Aug 09, 2018

Big Red Machine is a new collaboration between Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and The National‘s Aaron Dessner. They are releasing their self-titled debut album on August 31 via their PEOPLE digital platform, but also on other streaming services, vinyl, cassette, and CD via Jagjaguwar. More

Jul 12, 2018

Big Red Machine is a new collaboration between Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and The National‘s Aaron Dessner. They have previously shared four songs (“Forest Green,” “Lyla,” “Gratitude,” and “Hymnostic”) from the project via their PEOPLE digital platform. More




Reviews

Aug 31, 2021

If there has ever been a more perfectly titled album than Big Red Machine’s How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, make yourself known. At just a smidge over an hour long and 15 (!) tracks, Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon’s pet project has become the musical equivalent of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. More