Oberhofer is a band that takes its name from the band’s front man Brad Oberhofer, a recent signing to the Glassnote Records family that has bands on its roster including Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Givers, Two Door Cinema CLub, Childish Gambino and others. Originally from Tacoma, Brad moved to New York to attend NYU, formed a band, released an EP in early 2011 and was signed to Glassnote last Summer. Oberhofer’s album, Time Capsules II, is being released on March 27th. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Oberhofer’s songs are smartly crafted, very catchy, quirky yet accessible. Throughout the album’s too brief 37 minutes, the music is a swirling mix of indie-pop with the colorful essences of Brian Wilson, Ben Folds and Guster*. Oberhofer play at Johnny Brenda’s on Tuesday, March 20th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download the song “Heart” from Oberhofer’s debut album.
*I hope I didn’t blow Oberhofer’s indie-cred with the Guster reference.