Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires music festival kicked off on Friday. Vernon and Dessner played new material from their Big Red Machine project on Friday. Last night, Vernon covered Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” with Moses Sumney and Francis And The Lights. Also last night, a chorus comprising … More »
What, you think I’m not going to take another opportunity to alert you to Gordi’s brilliance? When the young Australian Artist To Watch delivered her debut Reservoir last year, it lived up to the promise suggested by her stunning early singles, which situated her in the lineage of Bon Iver’s vast future-folk landscapes … More »
Australian Artist To Watch Gordi is the latest musician to grace Triple J’s Like A Version. Backed by a surprisingly large band including horns and a harpist, she covered Linkin Park’s “In The End” as a tribute to the late Chester Bennington. Watch her performance below. More »
Earlier this year we fell head over heels for one of the latest additions to the Jagjaguwar family, Gordi, based across the globe in Australia. She wooed us with her sultry vocals and perfectly crafted production, all showcased beautifully on her debut EP Clever Disguise. We were fortunate enough to collaborate with her this summer on a Buzzsession in Williamsburg where we recorded two of our favorites off that EP, “Can We Work It Out” and “Nothing’s as It Seems.” Check out the videos below and help us spread the word about this amazing new artist.
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In an age when major-label artists are putting out bloated albums in an effort to rack up the most streaming equivalent units, it can sometimes feel like brevity is becoming a lost art form. But that’s really not the case outside of the pop sphere, as the releases below will attest. Most of these … More »
We made Sophie Payten, the Australian singer and songwriter who records as Gordi, an Artist To Watch earlier this year. She’s Jagjaguwar labelmates with Bon Iver, and she was part of the all-star chorus that sang backup for Justin Vernon when he debuted “8 (circle)” on The Tonight Show earlier this year. More »
We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum — it’s sort of our job! — and every year, we attempt to codify all of that listening through lists that take stock of what’s kept us engaged throughout. There are still a few weeks until the hectic year-end list season descends, but we’ve made … More »
Australian Artist To Watch Gordi put out her American debut, Clever Disguise, back in the spring. We’ve seen a few videos for some of the EP’s tracks, including one for “Nothing’s As It Seems” and “Wanting,” and today Gordi debuted a new video for “So Here We Are.” The clip combines animated … More »