Last month when The 405 caught up with Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, better known as the figurehead behind Long Beach, California outfit Avi Buffalo, the singer-songwriter threw out his adamant admiration for experimental hip-hop and his artistic aspirations. The interview gives a growing perspective of a young but deftly maturing songwriter in Isenberg, who's breath of inspiration seems to be growing to insatiable lengths.

Along with the previously released 'So What', a loving bundle of fuzzy beach rock, Avi Buffalo have brought out the insatiably poppy 'Memories Of You'. While the former urges recollection of melancholic Built To Spill, the latter is a spirited punch of Flaming Lips-esque psychedelic pop discovery. Despite being a limner of sorts, Isenberg's thoughtful visions for the sophomore release shows unique promise. Enough promise, in fact, that the first leg of his upcoming fall tour will begin alongside Owen Pallett.

Check 'Memories Of You' and the aforementioned tour dates below. Avi Buffalo's At Best Cuckhold LP will be released September 8th in Europe and 9th in the U.S. on Sub Pop.

Avi Buffalo Tour Dates

September

  • 8 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
  • 9 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial Theatre *
  • 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
  • 12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
  • 13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
  • 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
  • 23 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
  • 24 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan
  • 25 - Oslo, NO - John Dee
  • 26 - Lund, SE - Mejeret
  • 28 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega / Ideal Bar
  • 29 - Hamburg, DE - Prinzenbar

October

  • 1 - Paris, FR - Le Divan du Monde
  • 3 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
  • 5 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
  • 6 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
  • 8 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
  • 10 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
  • 14 - Amsterdam, NL - Tolshuistuin
  • 15 - Brussels, BE - Botanique / Witloof Bar
  • 16 - Koln, DE - Luxor
  • 17 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
  • 28 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
  • 29 – Omaha, NE - Reverb
  • 31 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House

November

  • 1 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
  • 2 - Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic
  • 4 - Washington, DC - DC9
  • 6 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
  • 8 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
  • 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
  • 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
  • 12 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
  • 13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
  • 14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
  • 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
  • 16 - Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
  • 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux

* = w/Owen Pallett

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