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Meet Avi Buffalo - The Kids Are All Right

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Racing through her apartment one day my friend Ashley yelled at me, "You have to hear this band! They're still in high school, but they're phenomenal." Dutifully I sat down and the most cheerfully elaborate pop about semen came out of the speakers. "I'm sorry. Are they singing about cum?" I asked. Ashley just grinned. I had to talk to this band.

Over the next few weeks, I listened to their MySpace page like some pathetic teenybopper. I inflicted "What's In It For Me?" on everyone around me in high pitched hums, like a blood starved mosquito. My room mates, who are usually accustomed to my (charming?) quirks began to worry about me.

Finally last weekend, Benjamin Hoste and I made the long trek down to Long Beach and hung out with Avi Buffalo (Okay, not his real name, but I was sworn to secrecy) and Rebecca Coleman for the afternoon at Buffalo's parents' house. Eloquent and poised beyond their years, these high school seniors are very serious about their music.

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Despite being formed only a year ago, this band has been generating a buzz that have drawn record labels like bees to sticky taffy, which is not all that surprising really. With their library of polished, unwholesome, gorgeous pop these guys will climb into your brain and claim dominance. Here is some of what was said that weekend from an interview that was conducted from inside a fort made of Avi's bedsheets.

Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?