In a recent Progress Report, our T. Cole Rachel spoke with Oberhofer’s Brad Oberhofer about the making of his debut LP and the inspirations involved with the project. Mr. Oberhofer, on first love:

… there’s some turmoil and eventually heartbreak, and the loss of the naiveté of believing that your first love will be your only. So I learned to enjoy aloneness –- not loneliness but aloneness –- and there are some songs about the importance of it. Not the importance of it but just how I’ve noticed how beautiful things are out of being alone. Because when you’re in love and you’re with someone you don’t always notice how beautiful everything else is.

You can hear some of that longing in the first single from Time Capsules II, “HEART,” an arrangement that stands out as Oberhofer’s most polished yet. Download the track after the jump.

Time Capsules II is out 3/27 on Glassnote.

Comments (4)
  1. Oberhofer seems destined to appear on every soundtrack of every movie starring either Ellen Page or Jesse Eisenberg/Michael Cera for the next three years.

    Their songs will be better than the films.

  2. Haha I totally agree! I love this band and would love to see them perform live. There’s a great article about them on SPIN. It also features a great video they filmed too :) http://www.spin.com/articles/download-oberhofers-heart-learn-everything-you-need-know-about-his-debut-lp

  3. Not gonna lie, this is the first Oberhofer song I’m not totally in love with. A few of his songs took a while to grow on me, hoping this one does too.

  4. Wow, this is twee. Weird that people like this…

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