Featured Gordi stories

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Gordi Play An Acoustic Stereogum Session In NYC

As Gordi stated during her Stereogum Session today, we've been backing her basically since Day One. The Artist To Watch alumnus and Bon Iver collaborator…
Chris DeVille | August 9, 2017 - 11:58 am

2016 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2016

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…
James Rettig | December 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm


Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum -- it's sort of our job! -- and every year, we attempt to codify all…
Stereogum | November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

More Gordi stories

Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Gordi, & More Cover Gillian Welch At Eaux Claires

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…
Julia Gray | July 8, 2018 - 7:55 pm

Watch Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Full Big Red Machine Set At Eaux Claires

Way back in 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on "Big Red Machine," a track off of the great…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Gordi – “I’m Done” (Feat. S. Carey) Video

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…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 10:50 am


Gordi – “Sorrento Moon (I Remember)” (Tina Arena Cover)

Artist To Watch alum Gordi made our 25 Great EPs From 2016 list and released her sparkling indie-pop debut album last year. Today, she embraces…
Julia Gray | February 8, 2018 - 9:10 am

Watch Gordi Cover Linkin Park’s “In The End” In Tribute To Chester Bennington

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…
Peter Helman | October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Stream Gordi Reservoir

Last year, we named Australian musician Gordi (real name Sophie Payten) an Artist To Watch based on the strength of her great debut EP, Clever
James Rettig | August 25, 2017 - 10:29 am

Gordi Vinyl Accidentally Pressed With Unreleased Queens Of The Stone Age Songs

Two of our most anticipated releases of next week are Artist To Watch alumna Gordi's debut Reservior (on Jagjaguwar) and hard-rock icons Queens Of The…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2017 - 9:36 am

Gordi – “Bitter End” Video

Gordi played a new song called "Bitter End" during her live session at the Stereogum office last week, and today, the Artist To Watch alumna…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2017 - 9:42 am

Gordi – “On My Side” Video

A few weeks ago, Gordi introduced her debut album Reservoir with the video for "Heaven I Know," documenting and defying the laws of nature. Today…
Margaret Farrell | July 11, 2017 - 9:16 am

Gordi – “Heaven I Know” Video

One incredible triumph that English photographer Eadweard Muybridge achieved was documenting motion. His photography confirmed that, for one small moment, horses remove all four hooves…
Margaret Farrell | June 26, 2017 - 11:44 am

Gordi – “Heaven I Know”

We named Gordi an Artist To Watch based on the young Australian's incomparable, near-elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them into…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2017 - 9:13 am

Watch Gordi Play Unreleased Song “Heaven I Know” In An Empty Restaurant

Artist To Watch Gordi performed an intimate set for Found Sounds at a restaurant called Colombo's in LA, during which she debuted a new song.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

Gordi – “00000 Million” (Bon Iver Cover)

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…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 10:41 am