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Avi Buffalo Break Up

Avi Zahner-Isenberg Issues Statement

Jan 27, 2015

After just releasing their sophomore album At Best Cuckold last year, Avi Buffalo have decided to call it quits. More

Jan 22, 2015

Last year Avi Buffalo released their sophomore album At Best Cuckold. More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Listen: Avi Buffalo - “Memories of You”

At Best Cuckold Out Sept. 9

Aug 04, 2014

Recently announcing the release of his sophomore album At Best Cuckold, and sharing its first single "So What," singer/songwriter Avi Zahner-Isenberg, a.k.a. Avi Buffalo, has premiered a brand new track titled "Memories of You." More

Watch: Avi Buffalo “So What”

At Best Cuckold Out September 9

Jul 17, 2014

Avi Buffalo shared a new video for "So What" from their upcoming album At Best Cuckold. More

Jun 03, 2014

Avi Buffalo have announced the forthcoming release of their sophomore LP, At Best Cuckold. More

Apr 03, 2014

It's been four years since Avi Buffalo's breezy guitar pop-infused self-titled debut was released by Sub Pop in 2010. Frontman and songwriter Avi Zahner-Isenberg officially confirmed in February that a new album is on the way. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Sep 05, 2011

On Saturday September 3, the eight annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

FYF Festival Line-up Announced

Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Girls, No Age and More

Jun 15, 2011

FYF has announced its 2011 lineup. The festival will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3. More

Feb 25, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, we've added a ton of classic interviews with both musicians and comedians to our archives. These are articles that ran in our print magazine, but are debuting on our website for the first time. This includes our  Joanna Newsom cover story from last year, as well as interviews with  Florence and the Machine Fred Armisen Charlotte Gainsbourg Pavement Local Natives, and others. More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

Aug 19, 2010

Avi Buffalo will be headlining a tour of their own in October after many months of opening for such artists as My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, and Japandroids. Along with a headlining tour, they will open two shows for Blitzen Trapper in Florida. Plus we have a live video of the band performing a cover of Neil Young's "Look Out for My Love" with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. More

Blitzen Trapper Announces Fall Tour Dates

Includes Shows with Avi Buffalo, Who are Too Young to Legally Drink, and Guided By Voices, Who, Well....

Aug 04, 2010

Portland's Blitzen Trapper have announced more dates in support of their fourth album, Destroyer of the Void, released June 8 on Sub Pop. Included are shows with labelmates Avi Buffalo and recently reunited road warriors Guided By Voices. We have the dates. More

My Morning Jacket Hits the Road This August

Avi Buffalo to Support Select Dates

May 18, 2010

My Morning Jacket are taking to the road this August for a series of U.S. dates with Avi Buffalo and Tom Petty. We have the full itinerary. More

May 03, 2010

Long Beach, CA quartet Avi Buffalo has released a video for “What’s In It For?,” which is taken from the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut album. The clip begins with 19-year-old frontman Avi Zahner-Isenberg sitting under a tree with his guitar, singing the beginning lines of the song, and hanging out in the woods as his band plays along. Check out the video.   More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY Announces Additional Line-up

Under the Radar Favorites Avi Buffalo, Sonic Youth, and Vivian Girls Slated to Play

Mar 25, 2010

All Tomorrow's Parties NY is set to take place September 3rd though the 5th at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello New York. The third day of the event will be guest curated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who has handpicked favorites SUNN O))) and Hope Sandoval among others to perform. Meanwhile, September 3rd is "Don't Look Back" day, where musicians perform classic albums in full. We have the line up. Other recent additions include Tortoise, Avi Buffalo, Bardo Pond, BEAK>, Dungen, and others. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap

Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010

Photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010. The gallery includes photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Set Times Revealed

JanSport Presented Event This Saturday

Mar 16, 2010

Under the Radar is pleased to announce the set times for its 5th annual SXSW Day Party 2010, which is happening this Saturday March 20 at Emo's East Annex (Klub Krucial) from noon to 6 PM, and is presented by JanSport. The line-up includes Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Avi Buffalo to Play Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Party Lineup to Be Revealed One Artist at a Time

Feb 25, 2010

On March 20, Under the Radar will host a free, all-ages SXSW day party that is presented by JanSport. We will be announcing the lineup this week one artist at a time, so that we can highlight each band with info, videos, and links, to familiarize you with, and get you excited about, each artist. We are proud to announce that Avi Buffalo will be joining our SXSW party lineup. More

Avi Buffalo Announces Spring U.S. Tour

Tour Includes Dates with Japandroids and Rogue Wave

Feb 05, 2010

Long Beach, California's own Avi Buffalo has announced a spring tour, including dates supporting Rogue Wave and Japandroids. The nearly two-month tour begins in Boston and concludes in Los Angeles with a record release show. More


Interviews

Avi Buffalo

Young Adult

Dec 11, 2014

In the two weeks Avi Zahner-Isenberg spent at San Francisco's Tiny Telephone studios laying down the foundation of his band Avi Buffalo's sophomore album At Best Cuckold, the Long Beach, CA native rarely spent his nights in the hotel room that was booked for him and his bandmates for their stay. More

Apr 03, 2014

It's been four years since Avi Buffalo's breezy guitar pop-infused self-titled debut was released by Sub Pop in 2010. Frontman and songwriter Avi Zahner-Isenberg officially confirmed in February that a new album is on the way. More

Avi Buffalo

Of Recklessness and Youth

Feb 01, 2010

Backstage at Avi Buffalo's show at Brooklyn's Bell House, where the Long Beach band is opening for Sub Pop label mates Vetiver, the scene more closely resembles the innocence of a middle school dance than the debauchery of a rock show. More


Reviews

At Best Cuckold

At Best Cuckold

Sub Pop

Sep 08, 2014

Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and crew finally follow up the precocious pop of 2010's eponymous Avi Buffalo with a sophomore effort, having spent some time in the hallowed indie halls of John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studio to craft a new batch of tunes. More

Avi Buffalo at Fingerprints, Long Beach, CA

April 26th, 2010

Apr 29, 2010

Long Beach foursome Avi Buffalo played a 30-minute live in-store at stalwart local indie shop Fingerprints on Monday night, the eve of the release of the band's eponymous debut record. Friends, family, and fans gathered to see the band perform seven of the 10 songs from its eponymous Sub-Pop LP. More

Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo

Sub Pop

Apr 27, 2010

Behold: proof youth is not wasted on the young. While you were whittling away your high school years on high-schoolish things, Long Beach four-piece Avi Buffalo was busy crafting breezy pop anthems that would land them a deal with Sub Pop before any member could legally drink. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap (March 20, 2010)

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More