Former Pedro The Lion leader David Bazan is back with a fresh batch of material called Care. After a busy 2016, during which Bazan released two full-length records — the full-fledged LP Blanco and the Christmas song cover collection Dark Sacred Night — his momentum continues at full speed on his latest release. Care cements a new era for Bazan as a solo artist. His music has moved passed acoustic guitars and jumped headfirst into synth-laden pieces drenched in texture. Standout “Disappearing Ink” demonstrates that evolution, bringing a blistering, dark funk feel to his brooding punk. The album’s final songs find Bazan experimenting with new sonic spaces some twinkling gently, others booming and begging to be heard.