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An eccentric and undeniably catchy indie pop outfit from New York, Oberhofer rose from a lo-fi bedroom project in the late 2000s to working with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite on their 2012 label debut Time Capsules II. Over the next few years, the band toured extensively, notching appearances at Coachella and turning out additional quirky pop offerings like 2015's Chronovision and an album of wide-ranging cover songs. Based around musician Brad Oberhofer, the project began in 2008 when he relocated from his native Tacoma, Washington to New York to study music composition at New York University. He made his recorded debut in 2010 with the self-released single o0o0o0o0o, showing his penchant for lo-fi bedroom synth pop, and raised his profile touring with bands like Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Twin Sister, and Bear in Heaven. By the following fall, Oberhofer connected with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads) in Brooklyn to record full-length debut Time Capsules II, elevating his sound with more orchestral elements and fuller arrangements. The album arrived on the Glassnote label in late March 2012 as Oberhofer toured extensively, including performances at the Coachella Music Festival. Recorded across the U.S. in cities including Tacoma, New York, and Los Angeles, mixed by Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Reptar), and narrowed down from over 100 demos, their vibrant second album, Chronovision, was released in autumn 2015. For their next project, the band turned to other artists' material, releasing the quirky covers album, Table 19: Oberhofer's Ultimate Wedding Mixtape, in 2017. Oberhofer returned in late 2018 with a new original single, "Dreamed I Was Gonna Be Your Man." ~ Chrysta Cherrie
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