As much of a follow-up to 2005's synth-heavy Headphones album as it is to 2016's Blanco, Care (2017) also finds David Bazan getting back to the calm minimalism of early Pedro The Lion. Produced, recorded, and mixed by Bazan and legendary Oregon-based producer Richard Swift, bare synthesizers dominate the tracks, giving Care an intimate, personal sound. The vocals are close, mirroring the experience from the front seat at a house show. Steady, sparse beats tie the ten tracks together, thrumming a boom-tap, boom-tap like a thread. Care creates vignettes with characters that are both diverse and intertwined. Available for the first time at retail, it's presented here in a gatefold vinyl edition with an accompanying download card.