Nicholas Allbrook, the former Tame Impala bassist who currently leads the Australian psych-rock band Pond, just announced the impending release of his new solo album, as Pitchfork points out. The new album is called Pure Gardiya, and it’ll be out later this spring. First single “Advance” is a lush-but-damaged glam-rocker, and it reminds me of both Destroyer and Ariel Pink. Matt Sav directed the song’s striking, cinematic video, which shows Allbrook, at various points, covered in glittery makeup and blood, and surrounded by swirling dancers and taxidermied swans. Watch it below.
Pure Gardiya is out 5/27 on Spinning Top.