155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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Watch & Listen
Drink in hand, his bowtie hanging, the Western Australian-born Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age.
Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.
Hailing from the late 2000’s-era Perth and a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll. When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse.
When a longer break for Tame Impala arrived, Avery decided to head to the US to continue work on his album. Melancholic machismo is written into the very DNA of Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. From the classical, finger-picked guitar on the opener “A Time and Place” and the orchestral vamping of “Do You Know Me By Heart?” to the bombastic, self-assured swagger of “Dance with Me.” He takes an emotive page from the Leonard Cohen songbook-of-longing on “Big Town Girl” just as naturally as he thumbs an aggressive note of Bad Seed strut and Cramps rut on “Watch Me Take It Away.” And by the time he purrs that earnest refrain of “Baby, it’s you” on the album’s closer “C’est Toi,” Avery has surely mastered that drunken tightrope dance.
Part Friend is a band formed in 2013 in Highland Park, CA. The band is made up of two friends, Austyn Gillette and Mike Karapetian. Gaining initial local interest with a set of home recordings, Part Friend recently recorded and released 5 re-worked songs as a part of their first EP, "One Sense", available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
'he plays guitar with the broken part of his heart, sliding his way deep into the blues. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t find joy in the process—because you can hear plenty of that, too. It’s an aptly titled record, multi-layered and dripping with sentiment.' --Monster Children
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