Avi Buffalo was once just the kid named Avi (short for Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg). He’s now part of the new kids on the Sub Pop block, Avi Buffalo have some big shoes to fill. Since its founding in 1986, the Seattle-based record label has been home to rock legends (Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr.) and indie-crossover giants (The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie), not to mention some the best and brightest bands in the biz currently (Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes). What’s even more impressive is that the Avi Buffalo collective have joined these ranks before even reaching legal drinking age. But don’t judge these guys on their age. Avi Buffalo’s sound holds up against even the most popular indie bands The Long Beach-based four-piece, fronted by 19-year-old Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, is churning out some impressively referential pop rock.
VINTAGE MUSIC FILE
Here at Metrogum Music we were lucky enough one rainy day to get an alert that they were would be playing. We decided to head out through the drizzle and puddles to the Los Angeles based Origami Vinyl where they were performing for a small group of record shoppers. After approaching their manager they gave us the ok videotape their performance. This video is part of that. An extended live version of Avi Buffalo’s new single What’s It In For.