The ambitious collaboration between Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner quickly becomes a stale and fussy affair.
Album Review: The Debut from Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Gets Lost in the Noise
The music collective’s star-studded debut LP arrives on August 31st.
A collaboration with Minnesota’s TU Dance, the tracks run the gamut of Justin Vernon’s sound, from aching folk to shambling, tribalistic dance.
Featuring contributions from Aaron’s brother, Bryce Dessner, The National bandmate Bryan Devendorf, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Phoebe Bridgers, The Staves, and others.
Justin Vernon intentionally chose to keep the lineup a secret until the day of the festival.
The Bon Iver frontman joined the surviving members of the Dead for “Black Muddy River”, “Friend of the Devil”, and “Bird Song”.
The cover comes from PEOPLE, a new online database also featuring music from Justin Vernon, The National, and more.
“[T]his young woman is really really really… she can do whatever she wants,” remarked Pop.
Justin Vernon was also joined on stage by Sylvan Esso and Francis and the Lights.
The two indie rockers reactivate their Big Red Machine project.
30 guests will be treated to a pair of intimate performances, dinner, a movie screening, and more.
Last night, Justin Vernon staged a full performance of the album in Milwaukee.