Big Red Machine (Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon + The National’s Aaron Dessner) Announce Debut Album

Big Red Machine Due Out August 31 via PEOPLE/Jagjaguwar

Jul 12, 2018
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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. Now they have announced their self-titled debut album. It includes the four previously shared songs and six others and is due out August 31 via PEOPLE, but also on other streaming services, vinyl, cassette, and CD via Jagjaguwar. Below is the tracklist and cover art.

Vernon and Dessner produced the album with Brad Cook, and it was recorded and mixed by Jonathan Low at Dessner's Long Pond studio in Upper Hudson Valley, NY. 

Dessner had this to say about the album in a press release: "I don't think the record would exist without the community that came together to make it. We took the music to a certain point, and then we reached out and sent it far and wide, inviting friends to contribute any and all ideas. We've viewed the record and the process from a community standpoint.  We're incredibly excited about it, as excited as we would be for any album we might make in another situation that's more conventional. But this feels like something new-the process felt different and the outcome felt different."

Big Red Machine Tracklist:

01 Deep Green
02 Gratitude
03 Lyla
04 Air Stryp
05 Hymnostic
06 Forest Green
07 OMBD
08 People Lullaby
09 I Won't Run From It
10 Melt

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