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Watch Cameron Avery's Elegant, Alexa Chung-starring Video for "Dance with Me"

The dapper Tame Impala bassist whisks and dips and delicately devours Ms. Chung, but tragedy is lurking.

Best known for being the touring bassist for Tame Impala and the drummer for Aussie psych-rockers Pond, Avery is now striking out on his own with an album of sultry torch tunes which finds him cast as a (60s-era), Scott Walker-esque crooner (the scuzzy blues rock stomp of "Watch Me Take It Away" excepting). His baritone is rich and lackadaisical as Adam Green's red-wine warm tones. Created in California (he currently resides in Brooklyn) and christened Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, the 28-year-old's LP is a pretty surprising collection redolent in trysts and tangled sheets, seduction and broken promises. Oh, and private planes. There are plush strings and muted brass and retro organ licks. It's a playboy's record, but this playboy has a heart.


Ahead of the record's release this Friday, we're premiering his video for "Dance With Me," which stars his close gal pal, style maven, and entrepreneur Alexa Chung. It is a marvelously-lit little short, which kicks off in the most dramatic of ways: with Chung dead on the asphalt.

Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams is out via ANTI- on March 10.