Premiere DateSep 21, 2015
Categories Media Music
00:00 Introducing Auva
01:58 Light Years EP (Part I) Auva
18:25 Mic Break
18:40 Interview with Jake LeVine
33:52 Mic Break
33:58 Light Years EP (Part II) Auva
52:29 Finish

Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR!

In keeping with the Boston, Massachusetts musical coverage of recent weeks, today’s show will feature another talented ensemble from the area.

Photo courtesy of Katarina Gillespie

In the spirit of the late 1920s gospel crooner Charles E. Moody, there’s a great hymn called “Drifting Too Far From the Shore.” Moody penned the lyrics to conjure an otherworldly, celestial tempest that lulls the listener farther out into waters than he or she can rightly return from.

Before the tangential allegory also drifts too far, I’d like to tie the knot between this American relic and a brand new band fresh out of Boston, Massachusetts.

Their name is Auva, and the music they create rollicks in a sublime kind of ebb and flow–reminiscent of a moonlit tide, of the pull from shore that Moody forewarned.

The only difference is that, while listening to Auva weave their magic, there’s no longer any such thing as too far. We can surrender to the flow of nuanced rhythms, aqueous guitar lines and siren-sent harmonies that beckon us off into the surf.

The surf, it turns out, is eternal. Skeptics who thought that reinvigorated Beach Boy fads and Dick Dale-fueled guitar cowabungas might slip into obsolescence have another thing coming. In a good way, though. These seven Berklee College students are fusing traditional surf-rock elements with dreamy pop hooks that make it impossible not to dance.

Or do water-crested back flips like a dolphin, for that matter.

But enough words, check out the tunes for yourself!

And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Auva!


Zach Schepis worked at BTR from 2013-2017 as an intern, staff writer, podcast producer, and Editor-in-Chief for BTRread.