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Gordi Releases Augie March Cover, Announced As Bon Iver Tour Support

Canowindra artist Gordi has released two new tracks, including a cover of Augie March’s essential track ‘One Crowded Hour’. Gordi first performed the cover on ABC live music show The Sound back in 2020, and has now committed it to tape after it became a favourite of her repertoire.

“My older brother bought Augie March’s album Moo, You Bloody Choir on CD in 2006 and I remember holding the maroon textured packet in my hand,” she said about the song in a statement. “I was revisiting all the Australian tunes that I love and ‘One Crowded Hour’ sits high on that list.”

Gordi – ‘One Crowded Hour’

Gordi’s also released a live version of her track ‘Unready’, a single from her 2020 album Our Two Skins, which was recorded at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid LIVE this year. It’s a reworked version, with Gordi singing through a vocoder over a markedly sparse arrangement.

“For most of this year, I have been touring my solo show and when I think about it, it’s kind of like I’m playing a set of covers of my own songs because I have to turn the arrangements into something I can play with two hands,” she said of the rework. “The one I enjoy playing most is ‘Unready’.”

Gordi – ‘Unready’

The two-song release coincides with the announcement that Gordi – real name Sophie Payten – will be joining Bon Iver on their upcoming tour of Australia. It’s been a long time coming, having originally been scheduled to support the band back in 2020 before Covid hit.

The two artists have had a long relationship: they’re label mates on Jagjaguwar and Gordi sang backing vocals with the band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon back in 2016. She also recorded a chunk of her debut album Reservoir at Justin Vernon’s studio in Wisconsin.

Bon Iver will land in Australia in February for their first national tour in nearly a decade, playing shows in all major cities – details below.

Bon Iver 2023 Australian Tour

Supported by Gordi

  • Friday, 17th February – Aware Super Theatre ,Sydney, NSW
  • Saturday, 18th February – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  • Tuesday, 21st February – Mona Foma at Mystate Bank Arena, Hobart, TAS
  • Sunday, 26th February – Perth Festival at Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
  • Thursday, 2nd March – Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
  • Friday, 4th March – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
  • Saturday, 5th March – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available now via the Bon Iver website.

Further Reading

Bon Iver Announce 2023 Australian Tour Dates & Festival Appearances

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