New New Yorker Brad Oberhofer (he moved from Tacoma, Washington after his parents’ house burned down) has a band when he plays live, but songs like “Don’tneedya” emphasize the “bedroom” part of his bedroom pop project Oberhofer. His echoed vocals still sound claustrophobic, and there are bits of keyboard, samples, and other details that happen at the end of his phrases that make this sound well labored-over. Oberhofer just played NYC last night, but they’ll be back 9/17 for a show with Small Black and Indian Jewelry at Monster Island in Brooklyn.
Oberhofer – “Dontneedya”
The o0O0o0O0o 7″ is self-released, and is out 8/24. Pre-order through Insound and get the MP3s right away.