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Big Red Machine announce star-studded new album, share three new singles

Big Red Machine, the band built around a collaboration between Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, have announced their sophomore album and released a new single. “Latter Days” features singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose voice blends poignantly with Vernon’s. The band have been posting teasers for new music that fans quickly speculated might involve Taylor Swift, given […]

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Low announce new album ‘HEY WHAT,’ share single ‘Days Like These’

Low have announced their 13th full-length album. The Duluth-based trio will release HEY WHAT on Sept. 10, and a first single called “Days Like These” is out now with a music video directed by Karlos Rene Ayala. HEY WHAT will be Low’s third collaboration with producer BJ Burton, and their first since 2018’s acclaimed Double Negative. According […]

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H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor among Academy Award winners

In an intimate Oscar ceremony like none other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross won Best Original Score for their work on Pixar’s Soul. “God gave us 12 notes,” said Batiste in an acceptance speech. “It’s the same 12 notes Duke Ellington had, Bach had, Nina Simone…I’m just thankful to […]

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Musicians react to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

This afternoon, a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. The case drew international attention, sparking months of demonstrations and cries for justice in the music community and beyond. Below is a sampling of artists’ reactions today. For more on […]

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Musicians react to the police killing of Daunte Wright

Musicians around the world, and particularly here in Minnesota, have been sharing grief and anger at the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Below is a selection of those responses. Our colleagues at MPR News are continuing to cover this developing story. Nothing to reform. Burn it down and start over […]

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