is a punk rock
band from Richmond, Virginia
. Originally from Northern Virginia, the band formed in 1987, its members including Joe Banks, Doug Crosby, Brian Stewart and Mikey Warstler. The only original remaining member, guitar player Joe Banks, teamed up with rival band LDK's (Learning Disabled Kids) Tim Barry. They moved to Richmond in 1990, and soon, after numerous line up changes, put together a solid lineup to release their first album in 1992. They play punk music, with heartfelt lyrics and melodic breakdowns. Many of their lyrics are about Richmond.
Avail has five members.
Avail self-released their first LP, Satiate
on Catheter-Assembly Records. It was later re-released by Lookout! Records
. They released several studio releases on Lookout! and then went on to Fat Wreck Chords
for One Wrench
and Front Porch Stories.
Most recently, they have signed on with Jade Tree Records
who has recently re-released the Avail albums Dixie
, 4am Friday
, and Over the James
Full Length Albums