Posted in music | tour dates on February 29, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Ava Luna - "Ice Level" (MP3)

Ava Luna

Brooklyn R&B/indie rock collective Ava Luna released their new record, Ice Level, this week via Infinite Best Recordings. The album continues in the vein of the band's previous work, mixing Motown harmonies, late 70s NYC funk-punk beats, and disco strings into a tightly packed 8-song LP. You can stream the entire thing at their bandcamp and we're also offering the album's title track/second single, "Ice Level," in this post. Download that track above or stream it below.

The band will support the album with a tour which kicks off with a show on Friday (3/2) at Gottscheer Hall in Queens, where Silent Barn will be holding their first in a series of public meetings, where anyone can come and discuss the NYC DIY scene and the future of Silent Barn. Regarding the show, the band has said, "Every time we've finished a record, we've held a release show at the Silent Barn... so for Ice Level, we're proud to celebrate at the first Public Meeting." Twin Sister, who Ava Luna recently wrapped up a tour with, will be special guests at the show.

Ava Luna are also one of the many artists on the just-announced Crossing Brooklyn Ferry lineup, which was curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and goes down from May 3 - 5 at BAM. Ava Luna play on May 4, the day that St. Vincent headlines.

All dates and stream below...

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Ava Luna at BV Holiday Party in December (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ava Luna

Ava Luna - "Ice Level"

Ava Luna -- 2012 Tour Dates
3/2 - Gottscheer Hall, Queens, NY (Silent Barn Public Meeting) w/ Twin Sister
3/3 - Binghampton University, Binghampton NY
3/4 - Bug Jar, Rochester NY
3/5 - 9th Ward, Buffalo NY
3/7 - The Frequency, Madison WI
3/8 - Canopy Club, Urbana IL
3/9 - The Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence KS
3/10 - The Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK
3/12 - Fitzgeralds, Houston TX
3/13 - 3/18 - SXSW
3/19 - The Basement, Atlanta GA
3/20 - Jack of the Wood, Asheville NC
3/21 - The Garage, Durham NC
3/22 - Red Palace, Washington DC
3/23 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA
5/4 - BAM, Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (38)

LINSANITY LIVES

Posted by Anonymous | February 29, 2012 11:50 PM


This is the Magic Kids right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 12:30 AM

No those are hipster kids. Not much magic there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:49 AM

benetton ad ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 6:54 AM

these guys make me embarrassed to live in Brooklyn.
how oh how can we scare all these fuck transplants back to their corn fields and "hamlets"?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 7:53 AM

Considering this band is comprised of native New Yorkers, you should STFU, 7:53.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 9:20 AM

9:20 must be one of those guys, I'm guessing it's Ironic Michael J. Fox

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 9:42 AM

It don't matter where they're from, dorks is dorks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 9:50 AM

julian fader is a drum god.

Posted by the jim | March 1, 2012 10:32 AM

Dude looks like Tim from Tim and Eric.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:32 AM

They look like a cast of a sitcom or something

Posted by Hobbes85 | March 1, 2012 10:33 AM

Have they made a Real World Williamsburg yet?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:50 AM

Saw them at Mercury last week. Ridiculously talented. As usual, the BV peanut gallery is rife with imbeciles.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:58 AM

Jack Rose was ridiculously talented. So considering that this is a matter of opinion 10:58, I must disagree.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:02 AM

10:33 nah, they look like the cover of a college pamphlet. yay for diversity!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:07 AM

But not that diverse really

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:17 AM

It would look like a college pamphlet if they had a dude sittin in a wheelchair just chillen' wit the crew.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:19 AM

NERRDDSS

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:41 AM

Saw them open for Twin Sister. They were better then Twin Sister.

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | March 1, 2012 12:04 PM

Cool band! Good music.

Posted by Daria | March 1, 2012 12:28 PM

how can people record and listen to this with a straight face?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 12:37 PM

12:37 Because they're not douches like you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 1:00 PM

Corky is better than Twin Sister, & engineers get paid to record plenty of crap.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:32 PM

1:00 = Michael "little bitch" Sosa

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:38 PM

anon is outed!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 3:24 PM

@7:53 You shut your mouth when you're talking to me.

They are from Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn and met in high school. You don't know shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 3:39 PM

aI don't get hipster from that photo. More like a bunch of dorks at band camp.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 3:42 PM

lol @ 3:39

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 3:45 PM

They all took the short bus together.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 5:26 PM

reading comments on bv is always disappointing.

Posted by tara | March 1, 2012 6:32 PM

Tara is suffering from PMS.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 7:17 PM

It appears one of the band members is posting in their defense over and over again. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 7:34 PM

Angry teens looking for new music and leaving angry confused comments because no don't know how to act when band isn't following safe chill wave formula

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:00 PM

Just goes to prove that origin of hipster is most likely from well off trust funders from Manhattan.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2012 2:48 AM

You lost me at Brooklyn R&B/indie rock collective.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2012 1:44 PM

there are so many racists on this thread

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:00 PM

Tara is suffering from PMS.

Posted by Souq | March 8, 2012 7:08 AM

ava luna is so cool

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 3:22 PM

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