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Avi Buffalo

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Truth Sets In
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What's In It For?
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Coaxed
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Five Little Sluts
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Jessica
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Summer Cum
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One Last
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Can't I Know?
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Remember Last Time
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Where's Your Dirty Mind?
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 45:19

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Matthew Fritch spent more than a decade as senior editor of the Philadelphia-based magazine MAGNET, where he wrote about wildly unpopular indie rock bands and r...more »

06.21.10
Where's your dirty mind when you need it?
2010 | Label: Sub Pop Records

With their wobbly campfire-pop melodies and watery, treble-charged guitars, Avi Buffalo — a Long Beach, California quartet led by 19-year-old Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (a.k.a. Avi) — can come across as a second-generation Shins. But if we're playing the always-facile game of spot the influences, a closer listen reveals that Avi Buffalo is more directly descended from Galaxie 500, the shambling, Ivy League dorm-room dreamers led by the young Dean Wareham in the late '80s.… read more »

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twee and annoying

jd.nyc

If you like precious-sounding, risk-averse indie rock with a twelve-year old girl on vocals, this is the album for you.

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Thank you E Music

Tree77

I would have never found this band if it weren't for E Music. I love their pop lush songs but check out "Remember Last Time" and it's great layers of guitar They can rock with the best of them!

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Stunning And Addictive

EMUSIC-tstarkmi

Give 'er four of five full listens, I'm sure you'll agree.

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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. – James Christopher Monger

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