Posts Tagged ‘Ripe Dreams Pipe Dreams’

Cameron Avery is best known as bassist of Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala, as well as frontman of fellow Australian band The Growl. Over the last few years he’s been building up his very own solo career, doing some opening performances under his own name, including support for The Last Shadow Puppets tour last year .

On March 10th, Avery released his debut solo album “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams” via Anti Records . He celebrated the release of the album one day early with a performance at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. The show actually almost didn’t happen, as Avery got held up at the airport until nearly 6pm due to an issue with U.S. customs (something that will sadly probably become a problem for many artists in the next four years). Thankfully, he made it work, and the show went on.

The lineup of his band had changed quite a bit since the last time I saw him, as his band The Growl had joined him to bring his songs to life. Avery expanded the setlist by included a few of The Growl’s songs (“Douse The Lamps” and “John the Revelator”) along with the soulful songs off his record. It was a nice mix that added a little bit of power to the show, and let his band enter their comfort zone for just a moment.

The show was nearly sold out, and based on the crossover appeal from Tame Impala and The Last Shadow Puppets, and the fact that he’s writing some really good songs, it’s only a matter of time until he breaks out on his own. There’s also the undeniable fact that the women at this show were loving him, making it clear that his fan base will be growing in no time at all.

 

Advertisements

Cameron Avery

“Dance With Me” is the third single from ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams’

Cameron Avery is back with a new song today. It’s one of our favorites from his forthcoming album ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams‘ out March 10th. Simply, the series of songs Cameron Avery is coming up with surround the release of his album have to mark it as an early contender for those ‘Best Of The Year…’ lists, and you just need to know about it. Thus, I shall tell you. Latest visually-enhanced instalment is Dance With Me (Spinning Top/Anti), again a long way from his Tame Impala and Pond credits. And sure it has some ironic self-awareness, an arched eyebrow to its noir-ish tone, which might be deliberately winking at itself. But, as Berlin-era Iggy collides with some Lennie Cohen via some Rat Pack lounge-lizarding, it’d all fall to slivers if there wasn’t real craft and talent in what has been made.

Image may contain: one or more people and close-up

Singer Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and member of Australian band Tame Impala will release his debut solo album ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams’ on March 10th.

“I always had a piano growing up and always wanted a grand,” Perth-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Avery told us when we asked him about his favorite piece of gear. “I bought it off a friend of mine. It’s a 71′ Kawai KG-5 Conservatorium Grand piano. It’s so played and has such a resonant bottom end. It’s the last year they made them with ivory I’m pretty sure.”
“It’s just fun having such a beautiful instrument to write on. You don’t have to turn it on or plug anything in, just flop outa bed and play it. It’s literally the only piece of furniture I have other than my bed in my loft. It’s definitely opened up a whole different side of my writing, I can sit at it for hours. My neighbors don’t love it though.” Pretty sure we wouldn’t mind it if Avery was our neighbor.

There may be a touch of familiarity in Avery’s music, as he is the longtime drummer of Pond and touring bassist for Tame Impala . In one of his latest videos, “A Day in the Life” (above), we see him recording drums in the studio and talking about his spot in Tame Impala. “Everyone knows their place. I think that’s important in a good band…that everyone knows their role.”
We’re slowly learning that Avery is much more than a bassist and drummer, but also a singer/songwriter and overall very versatile artist. His debut solo record Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, is out March 10th via Anti- Records.

Tame Impala’s Cameron Avery Is Dropping His Debut Solo Album

The talented multi-instrumentalist and Tame Impala man Cameron Avery has had a big couple of days. Not only have we learnt that he’ll be performing at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas to rep Australian bands on the world stage, but today he’s also dropped the announcement of his debut solo album on us complete with a cheeky taster.

Brand new single ‘Wasted On Fidelity’ is the second single released so far from the forthcoming record, a beautiful contemplative number laden with gorgeous strings arrangement that bodes very well for the rest of his forthcoming album “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams”.

“I just started saying ‘yes’ to things while making the album,” Cameron says, delving into the more and less evident themes on the record. “I figured: I’m in my mid ’20s, I play in a band, I live in Los Angeles—I’m ripe to dream. But the pipe dream, the underlying theme of the album, if you really listen, is that all I really want is to have someone in my life and to be in love.” ahh so nice.

http://

“Wasted On Fidelity” by Cameron Avery from the album ‘Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams,’ available March 10th