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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 marvellously-lit little short, which kicks off in the most dramatic of ways: with Chung dead on the asphalt.