aaron dessner

The National’s Aaron Dessner Teases New Big Red Machine Music

Aaron Dessner's making the most out of quarantine. The National multi-instrumentalist played a huge part in the making of Taylor Swift's new (and pretty damn…
Katrina Nattress / August 1, 2020

The National’s Aaron Dessner on Finding ‘Magic’ Chemistry With Taylor Swift

The National's Aaron Dessner, who co-wrote and/or produced 11 of 16 tracks on Taylor Swift's folklore, detailed the "magic" collaborative chemistry that helped spark her…
Ryan Reed / July 24, 2020

folklore Is Taylor Swift’s Smoldering Pop Rebellion — Finally

The great fascination enveloping folklore, Taylor Swift’s mossy, surprise eighth LP, lies not within the album’s steadfast execution but the attempt itself — that during…
Bobby Olivier / July 24, 2020

Taylor Swift Announces Surprise New Album folklore, Out at Midnight

She’s apparently back in the woods. Taylor Swift has announced that her eighth album, folklore, will drop at midnight EST, on Friday, July 24.
Bobby Olivier / July 23, 2020

Michael Stipe and Aaron Dessner Perform ‘No Time for Love Like Now’ on Tonight Show

A few months ago, Michael Stipe shared a demo version for "No Time for Love Like Now" from what appeared to be his home. A…
SPIN Staff / June 23, 2020

Michael Stipe and Big Red Machine Share Video for ‘No Time for Love Like Now’

A few months ago, Michael Stipe shared a video from quarantine of his new song "No Time for Love Like Now." Now, the song has…
Daniel Kohn / June 11, 2020

The National Guitarist Aaron Dessner Responds to Being Bizarrely Accused of Organizing Riots

As the protests have carried on throughout the weekend following the murder of George Floyd, one of the strangest developments has to do with the…
Daniel Kohn / May 31, 2020

Watch The National Perform “Rylan” On Colbert

Since The National first performed "Rylan" way back in 2011, the song has become a fan-favorite—something you'd only hear at a live show, since the track…
Will Gottsegen / May 24, 2019

Watch The National Perform “You Had Your Soul With You” on Colbert

After a lengthy rollout, The National's new album I Am Easy To Find is almost upon us. Ahead of the official release on Friday, Matt Berninger…
Will Gottsegen / May 15, 2019

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Cover Bob Dylan at 37d03d Festival

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and the National multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner brought the latest incarnation of their PEOPLE Festival (now titled 37d03d) to Brooklyn's Pioneer…
Rob Arcand / May 4, 2019

Hear Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, More Cover Frightened Rabbit on Live Tribute Album

Back in December, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, The National's Aaron Dessner, The Hold Steady's Crag Finn, Julien Baker, and Kevin Devine performed a…
Rob Arcand / March 23, 2019

The National Settle Into a Cautious Optimism on “You Had Your Soul With You”

The National weren’t always like this. Somewhere in the long comedown from High Violet, the brazen candor that had defined the band’s early albums was…
Will Gottsegen / March 5, 2019

The National Announce New Album and Film I Am Easy to Find, Release “You Had Your Soul With You”

The National have announced a new album, I Am Easy To Find, out May 17 via 4AD. It's the band's eighth full-length studio album and first…
Will Gottsegen / March 5, 2019

Watch Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, and Aaron Dessner Cover Frightened Rabbit at Scott Hutchison Tribute

A number of indie rock mainstays gathered at the Rough Trade venue in Brooklyn last night to pay tribute to the life of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison,…
Israel Daramola / December 6, 2018

Tribute Concert to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison to Feature Ben Gibbard, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker, More

An all-star tribute concert to late Frightened Rabbit bandleader Scott Hutchison has been announced. Set to take place at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on December 5,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 30, 2018
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