Six piece rock’n’rollers, Avers--who hail from Richmond, Virginia--make the kind of music that goes perfectly with moments of major revelation. Having played with bands like Foo Fighters, Real Estate, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, their self-proclaimed “dark echo rock” comes with a retro familiarity and an edge that will make you see old things in a totally new light.
Coming from a hugely successful SXSW which saw AVERS draw attention from the likes of Rolling Stone's David Frick, The Daily Beast, Esquire and the Austin American Statesman, the band arrive today with their next cosmic installment, "Vampire," streaming exclusively on The A.V. Club.
The band, whose six members each represent a different kind of cool friend you probably had in college, use a myriad of instruments and esoteric effects to create an infectious sound. This amalgamation of psych rock, hazy pop, and ethereal shoegaze propelled their debut album Empty Light to #9 in WNRN’s year end listener poll, and acted as the soundtrack to summer conversations with strangers on rooftops everywhere.