The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon have shared a cover of Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up” as Big Red Machine for the Eaux Claires Festival voting initiative “For Wisconsin.”
The track sees Dessner taking the lead, with layers of electronic drums, brass, guitars, and Vernon’s backing vocals. Additionally, their cover features guests like Mina Tindle, Jon Low, Ben Lanz, and fellow the National members Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, and Scott Devendorf.
“Wise Up” is one of Dessner’s “very favourite Aimee Mann songs,” he reveals in a statement. “[Mann’s] 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.”
Watch the video for their cover of “Wise Up” below.