Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner have come together as Big Red Machine to co-produce a self-titled album, out 31st August, via their recently announced streaming service, PEOPLE COLLECTIVE. The project also involves his twin brother, and fellow The National member, Bryce.
Vernon and Dessner, two giants in the world of alternative American rock, launched the service back in June, and amongst music by the likes of Red Bird Hollow and The National, there was an EP from the pair’s own project Big Red Machine. Now, they’ve followed it up with two new tracks, ‘Deep Green’, and ‘I Won’t Run From It’, part of a 17-track mixtape (PEOPLE Mixtape 1) as well as the forthcoming ten-track album.
They set up the streaming website as part of their PEOPLE festival, which was held in Berlin earlier this year. They said, “We are a steadily growing group of artists, freely creating and sharing our work with each other and everyone. It was born of a wish to establish an independent and nurturing space in which to make work (generally around music) that is collaborative, spontaneous and expressive in nature and where all unnecessary distractions or obstacles that get in the way are removed.”