Oberhofer

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Oberhofer
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Indie rock
Dance punk
Noise pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels Inflated, White Iris Records, Glassnote Records,
Website Facebook page
Members Brad Oberhofer
Matthew Scheiner
Ben Roth
Pete Sustarsic
Dylan Treleven

Oberhofer is a band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008 to do live performances of the music of its founder and frontman Brad Oberhofer. Current members are Matt Scheiner on guitar and glockenspiel, Pete Sustarsic on drums, Dylan Treleven on bass, and Ben Roth on guitar.

In July 2011, Brad Oberhofer signed with Glassnote Records, which released Oberhofer's debut album Time Capsules II on March 27, 2012, in the United States and worldwide on April 16.

Oberhofer's sound is largely described as Surf Pop Revival, joining the ranks of such bands as Best Coast, Bleached, Surfer Blood, Cayucas, Howler, and Dum Dum Girls.

History[edit]

Oberhofer started in 2008 as the recording project of Brad Oberhofer. After moving from his native Tacoma, Washington to New York City, Oberhofer attended New York University to study music composition.[1] After using several different names, the young singer adopted his own name as the title of the project. Although the band has since gone through various lineup formations, the name has remained the same because Oberhofer writes all the music himself.[2]

In 2010, Oberhofer self-released his first single o0Oo0O0o and was soon asked to go on tour with bands like Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, and The Morning Benders.[1] After hitting the road for a year, Oberhofer released Away Frm U and I Could Go in 2011. The two singles brought the attention of independent label White Iris Records who released the band's next single Gotta Go/Mahwun in the summer of 2011. Soon after, Oberhofer signed with Glassnote Records to release their debut album.[3] Stereogum ranked the band as the No. 39 most anticipated album of 2012.[4]

Brad began work on Time Capsules II in the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Lillywhite in November 2011, recording vocals and most instrumental tracks himself, and pulling in bandmates and other instrumentalists to complete certain tracks. Glassnote released Time Capsules II on in the United States on March 27, 2012.[5] In anticipation for the release, the band performed "Away Frm U" on the Late Show with David Letterman.[6]

Oberhofer performed widely in clubs and on the festival circuit in support of Time Capsules II. Recent notable performances include in the Mojave Tent at the 2012 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[7] and the Budweiser stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 5, 2012,.[8] They are scheduled to perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 13.[9]

They toured with Matt & Kim, from 9/16-11/17/2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Notalgia EP (Glassnote Records, 2013)

Singles[edit]

Single Video Label/year
o0Oo0Oo0 No Self-released, 2010
Away Frm U YesLink (Inflated Records, 2011)
I Could Go No (Self-released, 2011)
Gotta Go/Mahwun No (White Iris Records, 2011)
Dead girls dance No Self-released, 2009
Haus No Self-released, 2012
Cruising FDR YesLink 2012
Earplugs No Glassnote Records, 2013
You + Me (Still Together In The Future) No Glassnote Records, 2013
YesLink Glassnote Records, 2013

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