Avi Buffalo have been popping up here and there more and more. Mentions and reviews across the blogosphere have helped drive a little hype for this Californian indie-folk-pop band. There’s even an interview with The Guardian. One aspect of the band which can be recognized in all the interviews and articles is that these kids – all roughly 19 – are horny. Teenage-blue-ball-horny. At least thats what you get from the (dirty) talks with songwriter and main man behind the band, Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg.
Avi Buffalo make music for sunny afternoons. Time is needed for a listen, and stress is definitely not suitable for the session. Expect a light mood and general sense of aural satisfaction.
Perfect for a barbecue/sundowner on the porch: “Whats In It For”
A great story in form of a musical meanderings, guitar doodles, breaks and really long transitions: “Remember Last Time”
Up close and personal: “Summer Cum” acoustic
another nice home recording, good to fall asleep (or whistle) to: “We Can’t Try This Again”
more sunny home recording: “Distaste and Interest”
to say good-night, here’s “Time On You”
Avi Buffalo’s self-titled debut album just came out yesterday (27th April) and is available via Sub-Pop (home of Beach House, Cocorosie, Foals, and many more). Make sure you check out their myspace for tour dates as they are currently touring Europe, UK, and the US.