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Big Red Machine is Back

Big Red Machine, a duo composed of Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, has announced an album coming at the end of this summer. The album is named “How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?” and will contain features from Fleet Foxes, Taylor Swift, Anaïs Mitchell, Sharon Van Etten and more. In fact, nine tracks on this 15 track project will contain features. This will be the indie-folk-rock duo’s sophomore album and will be released under the labels Jagjaguwar and 37d03d.

Upon teasing the release of this album, Swift fans almost immediately recognized that she would be involved with the project due to her particular handwriting. This was also suspected due to her past work with both Dessner and Vernon on her two most recent albums, “folklore” and “evermore.” Dessner also assisted in the production of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” Swift has two features on the album, on tracks “Birch” and “Renegade.”

Two singles off of the album have already been released, “Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)” and “The Ghost of Cincinnati.”

Dessner says that themes of the album include “childhood, family dynamics and mental health.”

Big Red Machine circa May 29th 2019. Image used under the Creative Commons License, taken by Ralph_PH on Flickr.

The tracklist is as follows:

  1. “Latter Days” (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)
  2. “Reese”
  3. “Phoenix” (feat. Fleet Foxes and Anaïs Mitchell)
  4. “Birch” (feat. Taylor Swift)
  5. “Renegade” (feat. Taylor Swift)
  6. “The Ghost of Cincinnati”
  7. “Hoping Then”
  8. “Mimi” (feat. Ilsey)
  9. “Easy To Sabotage” (feat. Naeem)
  10. “Hutch” (feat. Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan and Shara Nova My Brightest Diamond)
  11. “8:22am” (feat. La Force)
  12. “Magnolia”
  13. “June’s a River” (feat. Ben Howard and This Is The Kit)
  14. “Brycie”
  15. “New Auburn” (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)

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