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Big Red Machine showcase ‘New Auburn’ on Colbert


The quasi-Supergroup Big Red Machine have debuted their latest single, ‘New Auburn’, during a live appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The songwriting duo consisting of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame and The National’s Aaron Dessner with a slew of accompanying musicians are currently working on their follow up to 2018’s self-titled album. 

Their second studio album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, is set for release on the 27th of August. 

As ever, the band called upon a contact list of esteemed musicians to assist with the performance. Gracing the Colbert stage alongside the band was Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Nick Lloyd, drummer JT Bates, The Westerlies, Anais Mitchell and Dessner’s National bandmate Scott Devendorf.

The gilded list of musicians also performed the first single from the record ‘Phoenix’ with Pecknold taking on excellent lead vocals. 

This collaborative theme also continues to crop up in the studio as none other than Taylor Swift is also set to star on the album on the tracks ‘Birch’ and ‘Renegade’. 

Speaking about the collective spirit, Dessner added: “That’s what makes it special,” Dessner said. “With everyone that’s on this record, there’s an openness, a creative generosity and an emotional quality that connects it all together.”

You can check out the superb performances of both tracks below.