Weekly Music News: Avi Buffalo, The Raconteurs, Passion Pit and more

photo: Avi Buffalo at OpenAir
Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo breaks up

California band Avi Buffalo has split up.

Bandleader Avi Zahner-Isenberg posted a lengthy note on the band's Facebook page on Jan. 26.

Here's an excerpt:

The Avi Buffalo project went too far, and I don't think this project was meant for even the minute exposure on a "professional" scale that it got, as it ended up causing a lot more pain and drained my creative energy. It makes me wake up sick, confused, depressed, out of touch with myself and irrelevant to current music's existence.

Avi Buffalo's second album "At Best Cuckold" was released last year. Watch a video of the band's 2014 CPR Performance Studio session below.

Photo: The Raconteurs album photo

Jack White reunites The Raconteurs in Nashville

During his Jan. 28 show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Jack White brought out the members of his side project The Raconteurs, along with Loretta Lynn, for a reunion performance. The band performed "Steady As She Goes," and two Lynn songs.

Watch video of the performance below [via Pitchfork]:

New releases announced this week

  • Australian wordsmith Courtney Barnett will release her first proper LP "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit" on March 24 via Mom + Pop.
  • Passion Pit will release "Kindred," the follow-up to 2012's "Gossamer," in April via Columbia.
  • Mikal Cronin's "MKIII" is out May 5 via Merge.
  • Torres' sophomore album "Sprinter" is out May 5 on Partisan.