Avi Buffalo – “Memories Of You” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 10:08 am

Next month, Avi Buffalo, the Long Beach, California band led by Avi Zahner-Isenberg, returns after a long silence with At Best Cuckold, their sophomore album. We’ve posted “So What,” the album’s first single and opening track, as well as its video. And now we’ve got “Memories Of You,” the song that immediately follows “So What” on the album. It’s a queasy, cluttered, psychedelic track that spirals off into a dizzy solo and makes heavy use of Zahner-Isenberg’s upper range. There’s a bit of Mac DeMarco’s dazed chaos on the song, and a few countrified Beach Boys harmonies, too. Below, listen to it and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates.

TOUR DATES:
9/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
9/09 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Theatre
9/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
9/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/29 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb
10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
11/01 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
11/02 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
11/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/06 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/08 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
11/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
11/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
11/16 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/18 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

At Best Cuckold is out 9/9 on Sub Pop.