Let’s remove the large trunked quadruped from the room. Avi Buffalo are young. Not Tiny Masters of Today young, but young enough that during a recent show at LA’s Viper Room, none of the band members where allowed inside the club, apart from for their performance. Aged between 17-20, and named for their lead singer-(Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg: sounds like a law about the arrangement of electrons in a nucleus, doens’t it?) – Avi Buffalo are recently signed to Sub Pop.


Image: Demolisten

Like a Long Beach Neil Young (no, not this kind of Neil Young), Avi Buffalo create confused surf pop that laps at autumn paddling feet. Lyrically subversive- over an end-of-the-sunshine-swoon, they sing ‘I got lost in your summer cum/ Leave all your stains with me’ (‘Summer Cum’)- and with a Frank Black perspective of beauty- ‘Your lips are like two pieces of bacon’ (‘What’s in it for?’), Buffalo’s music is hypnotic and humble all at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftfnugapx5E

There are no plans for any European tour dates, but on Dec 8th Sub Pop will release ‘What’s in it for?’ on 7″. You can pre-order it here. An LP will wander into the world in spring 2010. If you’d like, you can download ‘What’s it in for?’ here.