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After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

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Progress Report: Indie wunderkind preps debut album for Glassnote Records with production help from Steve Lillywhite.

Brad Oberhofer first started making major waves back in 2010 with self-released singles like “Away Frm U” and “Gotta Go,” both of which displayed his knack for combining lyrics that were equal parts clever… More »

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Oberhofer – “Memory Remains” (Stereogum Premiere)

Brad Oberhofer recorded 106 demos and traveled to the four corners of the continental United States in pursuit of Chronovision, the sophomore LP he’ll release this summer on Glassnote. Oberhofer’s stops along the way ranged from NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios to what remains of LA’s storied Sound City, from tracking in a humble Tacoma… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Stream Oberhofer Cannibalism, Freud, Night of 3.15.13, Morning of 3.16.13 EP

This new Oberhofer EP is either incredibly fresh, or incredibly old, news to you, depending on the relative depth of your love for Brad Oberhofer. On a restless night back in March, young Ob posted a message to Facebook: “Tonight I’m going to write and record an album and post it somewhere tomorrow.” And from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Oberhofer – “Earplugs”

Last year, Brad Oberhofer and his eponymous band released Time Capsules II, a glittering, pop-inflected indie rock opus and one of Brooklyn’s best albums of the year. This month, they quartet will return with NOTALGIA and its swaggering and jubilant, “Earplugs” is perfectly in line with that kind of memory-recovery. Stream it over at RollingMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 1, 2013 - 11:56 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Jack White, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, & More

For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Friday’s recap and photos, click here.
Sunday’s recap below…

In contrast to Saturday’s torrential downpours, emergency weather evacuation, and general air of hecticness, Sunday floated by, with cooler temperatures and even occasional breeziness, to ease out of three long festival days. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Oberhofer – “Cruisin’ Down FDR” Video

In the video for Oberhofer’s cheery indie-pop bounce “Cruisin’ Down FDR,” the band attempts to have an awesome muscle-car bro-down session, but things keep getting in the way: Digital distortion, flesh-eating zombie hordes, interdimensional vortexes, neon vomit. Luke Wyatt directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
Friday’s recap below…

12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza’s chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit — two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

7 Best Bets For Early Afternoon Lolla ’12 Sets

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated sets by the likes of Frank Ocean and Passion Pit. Those come late each day, but there are plenty of reasons to get to the park as soon as gate… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Oberhofer Cover Kanye West’s “Runaway”

As a loose online bonus, the Brooklyn-via-Tacoma indie band Oberhofer have dropped their cover of Kanye West’s douchebag anthem “Runaway,” a song that translates surprisingly seamlessly to a spacey-indie context. It probably helps that nobody attempts Pusha T’s verse. Download the Oberhofer version below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012 - 7:44 am

Oberhofer – “Away Frm U” Video

Oberhofer’s new clip for “Away Frm U” marries a performance clip with some kind of strange, Twilight Zone-y dream sequence, made complete with Power Rangers production values. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 6, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Watch Oberhofer On Letterman

Last night, Oberhofer made their network TV debut on The Late Show With David Letterman to play “Away Frm U,” a song that’s been out a while but will be featured on Oberhofer’s debut LP out next week. Watch the performance, led in by Dave’s incorrect pronunciation of “Oberhofer,” after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 11:33 am

Oberhofer – “HEART”

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… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 18, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Oberhofer – “Gotta Go”

Ramshackle indie popster Oberhofer dropped a new single this morning called “Gotta Go” from a forthcoming 7″. Nab the download below and look out for an Oberhofer LP early next year. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 25, 2011 - 2:35 pm

4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport — usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza — into an enjoyable venue for an afternoon of rock-centric music. As a replacement for Coney Island’s Siren Fest, a summer music staple for the last decade, this year’s one-stage, six-band lineup wa… More »

By: Andrew Frisicano / July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight’s the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you’re looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Oberhofer – “Should Have Taken Acid With You” (Neon Indian Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

In its original form, “Should Have Taken Acid With You” stood as a master stroke of slacker longing, young Alan Palomo swooning over warping synths with a mellow, half-awake hazy regret for a lost chance at love, or maybe a high, or at least a nice memory. Call it the hypnagogic (or maybe amniotic) blues. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2010 - 1:29 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

Oberhofer On A Big Ugly Yellow Couch

Sad news: Oberhofer will be Big Ugly Yellow Couch’s last session for a while. Their place in Brooklyn, where each session was shot, burned down this summer. They’re in a new apartment, and they were able to save both the couch and their digital archive of previous couch sessions. But it’ll probably take a little… More »

By: jessica / September 2, 2010 - 4:45 pm
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