With a beachy and nostalgic dream-pop style rooted in its hometown of Long Beach, Calif., Avi Buffalo explores diverse sonic landscapes to create a pleasant and subdued sound. Drawing inspiration from experimental folk, jazz and Beach Boys-esque harmonies — note the high-pitched urgency of the vocals in "What's in It For? — the band has a reverb-intensive summer sound, with intricate song structures and a timeless feel.
"What's In It For?"
Singer-guitarist Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg is only 18, but his work transcends his youth: The singer began writing and recording solo songs during his sophomore year of high school. When he met drummer Sheridan Riley, keyboardist/vocalist Rebecca Coleman and bassist Arin Fazio, a full electric band was formed. Avi Buffalo soon found a dedicated following in L.A. and recorded its self-titled debut, released this month.