Bon Iver/The National=Big Red Machine+Video Premiere(s) <- 2018
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) released three videos/songs from their latest side project, Big Red Machine. “I Won’t Run From It,” “Gratitude” and “Forest Green” have been embedded below. For purchase/streaming options visit this location.
The 10-song self-titled album was released yesterday, August 31st, via Vernon’s PEOPLE distribution imprint – in partnership with Jagjaguwar. The record was subsequently produced by Justin and Aaron with longtime collaborator, Brad Cook, and recorded and mixed by Jonathan Low, primarily at Aaron’s studio Long Pond in Upper Hudson Valley, NY. Each song on Big Red Machine includes a large number of contributors via the PEOPLE collective.
“I don’t think the record would exist without the community that came together to make it,” says Aaron. “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.”