Big Red Machine, the project of the National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform their recent single ‘Phoenix’. They also debuted a new track called ‘New Auburn’ for a web exclusive. Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Anaïs Mitchell, The Westerlies, The National’s Scott Devendorf, drummer JT Bates, and keyboardist Nick Lloyd joined the duo for both performances, which you can watch below.
Big Red Machine are set to release their new album How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, which follows their self-titled 2018 debut, on August 27. The record features collaborations with Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Sharon Van Etten, and more.