A collaborative art pop project helmed by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, Big Red Machine took seed in 2008 but re-emerged fully formed ten years later on an eponymous album that paired Vernon's soaring vocals and impressionistic lyrics with Dessner's patchwork loops and melodies. They followed the debut with a star-studded sophomore effort, 2021's How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?, which featured the likes of Taylor Swift and Fleet Foxes, among others. The idea for Big Red Machine -- named after the dominating baseball teams of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s -- was born in 2008 when Dessner sent Vernon an instrumental track of the same name for a charity compilation. After resuming work with their better-known bands, songs using the Big Red Machine moniker eventually began trickling out online in early ...
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Big Red Machine 2018 Big Red Machine
 
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How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? 2021 How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?
 
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