How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? the follow up to the self titled debut by Big Red Machine's - aka Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dresner of The National - is chock full of guest appearances. Notably - Taylor Swift (who worked with both Dessner and Vernon on her last two albums), Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, and Sharon Van Etten.
The band has released a video for “Latter Days” - the album's first single featuring Anaïs Mitchell.
In a statement, Dressner said:
“It was clear to Anaïs that the early sketch Justin and I made of ‘Latter Days’ was about childhood, or loss of innocence and nostalgia for a time before you’ve grown into adulthood—before you’ve hurt people or lost people and made mistakes...She defined the whole record when she sang that, as these same themes kept appearing again and again.”
How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? is out August 27 via Jagjaguwar/37d03d