Watch Ava Luna Perform On The Special Without Brett Davis (Stereogum Premiere)

The Special Without Brett Davis is a weekly sketch-comedy show that airs on Manhattan’s MNN public-access network and hosts an array of oddball comedians in addition to musical acts. Brett Davis took over The Special when Chris Gethard graduated to cable a few months ago, and for those of you unfamiliar with Gethard, he appears as Ilana’s neurotic pushover boss on the always excellent Comedy Central series Broad City. Musical guests who have appeared on Davis’ show include Washer, White Rope, Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav, and this week, Ava Luna dropped in to perform “Sears Roebuck M&Ms,” off last year’s Electric Balloon, and “Steve Polyester,” from their forthcoming album, Infinite House, which is due out next week. Ever absurd, this particular episode was Halloween-themed, with Davis playing the cartoonish blonde Dracula who introduces Ava Luna. Becca Kauffman leads the band on both songs, and if you look carefully, you’ll notice her playing a member of Tim Harrington’s cult in this older episode of The Special. Watch both performances, and check out Ava Luna’s extensive Infinite House tour dates below.

Tour dates:
04/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
04/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
04/24 Stony Brook, NY @ SUNY
04/25 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
04/26 New Paltz, NY @ SUNY New Paltz
04/28 Philadelphia, PA @ A House Named Virtue
04/29 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
04/30 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
05/01 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
05/02 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
05/03 Columbia, SC @ Brookland Tavern
05/04 Charleston, SC @ Royal American
05/05 Atlanta, GA @ 529
05/06 Savannah, GA @ Hangfire
05/07 Tallahassee, FL @ All Saints
05/08 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
05/09 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
05/11 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
05/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Art Scene
05/14 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
05/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace
05/17 Santa Barbara, CA @ Funzone
05/20 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music
05/21 Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
05/22 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
05/23 Seattle, WA @ Cairo
05/24 Olympia, WA @ Obsidian
05/26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
05/28 Denver, CO @ Leon Gallery
05/30 Chicago, IL @ Observatory
05/31 Detroit, MI @ New Dodge
06/02 Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
06/03 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/04 Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward

Infinite House is out 4/14 via Western Vinyl.
The Special Without Brett Davis airs weekly on Wednesdays at 11 pm EST on MNN Channel 4. You can watch it online here.