Whether headlining Black Cat or opening for Matt & Kim at 9:30 Club, Oberhofer routinely wow D.C. crowds with their infectious indie pop/rock and wildly energetic shows, complete with amp kicking and jumping from drum kits. Surely, their upcoming appearance at U Street Music Hall on Friday, May 3 will be no exception.
Oberhofer began in 2008 as the solo project of New York University music composition student Brad Oberhofer, who started writing music at age thirteen while recovering from being hit by a car (find out more about that story in our interview with Oberhofer himself). Oberhofer soon after enlisted the help of more musicians to fully bring to life the sounds of his singles, such as 2010's o0Oo0Oo0, in opening slots on tours with Sleigh Bells, The Morning Benders, and Neon Indian. Fast-forward a few years to 2012 and Oberhofer is signed to Glassnote Records (also home of Phoenix, Mumfod & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, and GIVERS) to release their debut album Time Capsules II.
Just last this week, Oberhofer released a follow-up, five-track EP to Time Capsules II titled Notalgia. Hear two of the tracks - "You + Me (Still Together In The Future)" and "Together/Never" - here:
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