Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Song by Oberhofer, "Memory Remains" (New Album Out August 21)

Brad Oberhofer (Photo via Grandstand Media)
NY-based musician Brad Oberhofer is ready to release a sophomore album this summer called Chronovision (Glassnote Records). The song "Heart" off his debut album Time Capsules II landed on both my Early Summer 2012 New Music Playlist and Top 20 Tunes of 2012, and the band Oberhofer has since appeared on Letterman, at Lollapalooza, and toured with Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian and Matt & Kim. This prolific artist also composed countless piano pieces for family and friends while he was at it. His new collection contains twelve tracks that were whittled down from 106 demos, produced by himself and recorded in his hometown of Tacoma, Seattle, the Catskills, NYC (Strange Weather, Electric Lady) and L.A. (Sound City). He then mixed the songs in Atlanta with Ben Allen, who has worked with Animal Collective and Washed Out.

The psych-pop embedded in the single "Memory Remains" finds Oberhofer's unabashed approach to full on instrumentation, along with a no holds barred belting of the melodic chorus. It's both catchy and irresistibly giddy at first listen. Take one with the video here or on YouTube.