Since their release of debut album Empty Light in 2014, Avers has made quite the splash opening for The Foo Fighters, Real Estate, Tune-Yards, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Cloud Control, and being invited to play SXSW, Hopscotch, and Austin City Limits. The Daily Beast dubbed Avers the "winners of SXSW" and the band made Esquire' Magazine's "10 Bands you need to know from SXSW."
From Daily Beast: Sounding reminiscent of a more melodic and put together Sonic Youth, the six-piece has the advantage of being comprised of veteran musicians. Drummer Tyler Williams is from indie folk darlings the Head and the Heart, and the instrument-trading, vocal-duty-sharing wall of five front folks are all heavy hitters in the Richmond music scene.
There's a ghostly psychedelia to their sound, reminiscent of the British garage pop that is currently sweeping across Europe. Melodic keyboards entwined with razor sharp guitar riffs set a serene background for the lofty vocals of whomever takes the lead on any certain song. Circling guitar notes flutter upward through the atmosphere like lazy smoke from a campfire. In an era when rock music has become over-produced and stale, Avers is writing and performing songs the way music was meant to written and performed. There's nothing prefabricated with Avers, just raw psychedelic power, trippy melodies and spectral vocals, all of which delightfully gets encircled within a melty dreamscape.
Their sophomore album is set to be released this fall and their newly released single "Vampire" is quickly gaining the respect of music aficionados, radio stations and journalists alike as they embark on this new national tour. SXSW was a huge success for them, and now with a rejuvenated vigor, Avers is ready to show the world that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Avers will play at Vaudeville Mews on Wednesday, July 27 along with Leggy and Ramona and the Slimdudes. Show begins at 9:00.
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