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Oberhofer, an indie-dance-punk-noise-pop band that formed in 2008 out of Brooklyn, New York, creates a unique and experimental blend of music.  Originally starting as a recording project for the band’s frontman, Brad Oberhofer, while attending New York University, by 2010, Oberhofer self-released his first single, “o0Oo0O0o.”  Shortly after, Oberhofer was asked to go on tour with similar minded bands such as “Sleigh Bells,” “Neon Indian” and “The Morning Benders.”  

After hitting the road for a year, Oberhofer released the singles “Away Frm U” and “I Could Go” in 2011.  The two singles brought the attention of the 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, “Time Capsules II,” in 2012.  Stereogum ranked the band as the No. 39 most anticipated album of 2012.

The band has been touring extensively since the release of “Time Capsules II” and have performed at many music festivals, most notably, the Coachella Music Festival.  Oberhoffer blends many different musical genres together and combines kitchen-sink instrumentation with playful lyrics.  Oberhofer offers eccentric indie pop to to a world where even indie music, at times, has begun to sound to similar to one another.

Check out some of Oberhofer’s biggest hits below and keep an eye out for them on the indie circuit.

 

Sources: Videos: YouTube – Info: Wikipedia – Picture: Google Images

 

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Broods is a music duo from out of Nelson,New Zealand, composed of Georgia Nott (lead vocals) and her older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott who helps with production and backing vocals.  The band released their first single, “Bridges,” on January 3, 2014 and it went to No. 8 on the New Zealand singles chart which lead to the band signing with Capitol and Polydor Records.  The band released their debut EP, “Broods,” on January 30, 2014 and then their debut full-length album, “Evergreen,” on August 22, 2014.

The siblings were born in Nelson, New Zealand and have performed together since childhood.  They grew up in a musical family with three other siblings, often accompanying their parents to performances.  They won a talent competition at Richmond Mall, “Richmond’s Got Talent,” as teenagers in 2010.  While attending Garin College, they were members of the indie rock band, “The Peasants,” who won the Smokefreerockquest music competition in 2011.  The band split in late 2012 after winning a grant from NZ On Air.  Georgia began studying popular music at the University of Auckland.  The siblings created “Broods” during college and dropped out shortly after to continue performing.

“Broods” formed in Auckland in early 2013.  The brother-sister project began collaborating with music producer Joel Little, whom they met as a judge at the Smokefreerockquest.  He produced Lorde’s single “Royals.”  While considering names for the band, their manager suggested Broods.  The band liked the double meaning, relating to family and a feeling of brooding in their music.  The band released their debut single, “Bridges,” in October 2013.  MTV described the track as “a bittersweet synth-pop echo chamber.”

The band released their debut album, “Evergreen,” on August 22, 2014.  The album debuted at No. 1 on the New Zealand album chart.  The band is still relatively up-and-coming but with the release of “Evergreen,” it’s apparent that they will soon become very popular.  Check out some of their hits below and listen for yourself.

 

Sources: Info: Wikipedia – Videos: YouTube – Picture: Google Images