Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo

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Avi Buffalo

Long Beach, CA's Avi Buffalo may own some Shins records, but that doesn't mean that bandleader Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg's wiry falsetto and inherent knack for pairing pop hooks with handclaps is destined for silver screen adoration. The band's Sub Pop debut may be quirky, but it's a little sinister too, boasting a heavy dose of arty melancholy ("What's in It For?") and subversive, faux-twee indie pop ("Summer Cum") that has more in common with left-field outfits like the Danielson Famile and Deerhoof than it does the Morning Benders. Either way, the band never truly offers up a mission statement, which is kind of nice, as the fragmented song structures and childlike melodies manage to come off as either cloying or slightly unhinged, depending on the temperament of the listener. It's when they stomp their feet on that middle ground that their eponymous debut kicks up the most sand, and with a little more nuance, their future endeavors could leave some pretty hefty footprints.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787086522
catalogNumber: 70865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avi Buffalo   Primary Artist
Aaron Embry   Bass,Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Knee Slaps
Farmer Dave Scher   Lap Steel Guitar
A. Wesley Chung   Background Vocals
Avi Zahner-Isenberg   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Knee Slaps,Portasound
Rebecca Coleman   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Portasound

Technical Credits

Jeff Antebi   Band Photo
Aaron Embry   Engineer
Avi Zahner-Isenberg   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Paintings
Devin O'Brien   Producer,Engineer,Cover Painting
Rebecca Coleman   Paintings

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