Avi Buffalo

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Avi Buffalo
Performing in New York, 2010
Background information
Origin Long Beach, California
Genres Indie rock, twee pop
Labels Sub Pop
Associated acts Sevendys
Arjuna Genome
60 Watt Kid
Sour Girl
Website AviBuffaloMusic.com
Members Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg
Sheridan Riley
Doug Brown
Anthony Vezirian
Past members Rebecca Coleman
Arin Fazio
Joel Jasper
Evan Trine
Michael Beswetherick
Rotating past and present members:
Barbara Kramer
Adam Celik
Andrew Celik
Jed Davis
David Dillon

Avi Buffalo was an alternative band based in Long Beach, California founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg. Their self-titled debut album was released on April 27, 2010, and was given positive reviews by The A.V. Club, NME, Filter, Drowned in Sound and numerous other music review sites.[1] The album's first single is "What's In It For" with "Jessica" on the B-side. The band performed at SXSW the same year, and opened for Modest Mouse in July. In 2010, the band toured Europe and North America. In June 2011 a second single was released on Sub Pop, "How Come? and Good I'm Wishing", and the project is working on a second album. Summer 2011 had the band touring Europe and the US again.[2][3] In December 2011, the "What's In It For" music video was featured in the Beavis and Butt-Head revival episode "Used Car/Bounty Hunters." Avi Zahner-Isenberg started working on a follow-up to his self-titled album in 2013, as well as becoming a producer for various projects such as Kevin Lithrow, and Arjuna Genome.[4] On February 27, 2014, Isenberg confirmed on his Facebook page that the new album was finished.[5] The band's second album At Best Cuckold was released on 8 September 2014 in Europe, and 9 September in the US.[6] They toured the US and Europe in support of this album in Autumn of 2014.

On 27 January 2015, Avi announced via Facebook that he was ceasing the band Avi Buffalo, at the end of the two-album deal with SubPop. He said that "the Avi Buffalo project went too far, and I don't think this project was meant for even the minute exposure on a "professional" scale that it got, as it ended up causing a lot more pain and drained my creative energy. It makes me wake up sick, confused, depressed, out of touch with myself and irrelevant to current music's existence." Zahner-Isenberg further said that he had not enjoyed touring. Avi said he would continue to work on other projects, and had been working with Litronix, jointly producing and playing on an album to be released during 2015. He was seeking to play with other artists, and may eventually write and record his own work again in the future, but probably not for many years.[7]



  • 2010: Avi Buffalo
  • 2014: At Best Cuckold

EPs and singles[edit]

  • 2010: "What's In It For/Jessica" (7" release)[8]
  • 2011: "How Come/Good I'm Wishing" (7" release)


  1. ^ Film_Fanatic_15 (April 29, 2010). "Avi Buffalo album reviews at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ US. "Avi Buffalo at Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Avi Buffalo at Sub Pop". Subpop.com. June 28, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Arjuna Genome". Arjunagenome.bandcamp.com. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Avi Buffalo". Facebook. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ https://www.subpop.com/artists/avi_buffalo
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/avibuffalomusic/posts/10153668892058438 Retrieved on 27/1/15
  8. ^ "Avi Buffalo - What's In It For / Jessica (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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