Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Cover Aimee Mann’s ‘Wise Up’

    Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine have shared a cover of Aimee Mann’s ‘Wise Up’ as part of Eaux Claires’ For Wisconsin voter initiative. The performance also features the National’s Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Ben Lanz, Jon Low, and Mina Tindle. Watch the clip below.

    “We recorded this cover of ‘Wise Up,’ one of my very favorite Aimee Mann songs, for beautiful Wisconsin,” Aaron Dessner said in a statement. “Her lyrics keep coming into my brain these days. The stakes couldn’t be any higher in this election and it may come down to a handful of votes. Text 56005 to VOTE. Thanks so much to Ben, Bryan, Bryce, Mina, Jon, Scott and Justin for joining me.”

    The cover is the latest performance shared as part of For Wisconsin’s video series. Previously, Bon Iver debuted a song called ‘Your Honor’ in tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while yesterday Feist covered Cat Stevens’ ‘Trouble’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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