Electropop trio Avan Lava has a defined voice: Think Bon Iver with a propulsive backbeat and a synth line that recalls Cyndi Lauper or a '90s boy band for hipsters with two left feet. The pet project of Fischerspooner members Le Chev, Ian Pai, and Andrew Schneider, the group avoids the nihilism that pervades the music of much of their contemporaries in favor of the type of irrational exuberance CMJ needs.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m., 2012
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