Avi Buffalo / Haunted Summer
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Ah, yes, age—much was made of it when Avi Buffalo’s first album hit the ground running, and for good reason: While his Millikan High School classmates were preoccupied with quaint and youthful pursuits, Avi Buffalo was busy making an off-kilter pop gem that eventually bowled over NME, The AV Club, Pitchfork, the BBC, and numerous other outlets on both sides of the Atlantic whose tastes are respected by the general public. Like a lot of kids his age, Avi celebrated the end of high school in Europe, but instead of visiting the Louvre and Buckingham Palace, their overseas journeys took them to the festival stages of Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury, the Pavement-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, and beyond. Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), armed with all of the experience he’s compiled over the past few years. And he’s made sure this time around will be just as memorable as the first.
The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures, and with their EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivatingly-ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Los Angeles duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Federico Aubele, Laura Stevenson and more. They have toured the country and played venues such as The El Rey Theatre, The Great American Music Hall, The Levitt Pavilion, Amoeba Hollywood, The Observatory OC, The Glasshouse, Crescent Ballroom, North Park Theater, The Chapel, The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Pianos, The Casbah and many more. Having completed a tour with Islands and other tour dates with David J of Bauhaus, Geographer and more, multiple headlining tours across the country among other countless tour dates, plus a month-long residency in San Francisco and LA, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.
Haunted Summer sounds like the best nightmare you've ever had. I know that proclamation seems a bit strange, but once you hear their music it will all make sense: the otherworldly sonic arrangements, the eerie synthesizers, the somber vocal melodies that creep into the deepest recesses of your mind. The band sounds exactly like what their name suggests, a dreamy mix of sunshine-drenched hooks and sinister undertones. -The Bay Bridged (Nicholas Schneider)