World Cafe Next: Cameron Avery : World Cafe The Australian singer and Tame Implala bassist goes out on his own for Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. Hear two songs.
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World Cafe Next: Cameron Avery

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World Cafe Next: Cameron Avery

World Cafe Next: Cameron Avery

World Cafe Next: Cameron Avery

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Cameron Avery's new album is called Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. Zach Michael/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cameron Avery's new album is called Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.

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Playlist

  • "Wasted On Fidelity"
  • "C'est Toi"

Cameron Avery may have a day job as the bassist in Tame Impala, but bandmate Kevin Parker, kept encouraging him to make his own album. After relocating from Perth to Los Angeles, he made Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, an album of romantic songs that's influenced by older favorites like Johnny Hartman and Sarah Vaughan but also nods to Nick Cave and Scott Walker. Producer Jonathan Wilson inspired Avery to explore his baritone voice more, and a sound combining new and old was born. Hear and download the complete segment, including two songs from the album, above.