In the trend of fantastic new albums coming out this Spring (The National, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, YYYs much?), Oberhofer is right on board. Today Hof and co. release their latest EP, NOTALGIA on Glassnote.
Progressively building his musical catalog with catchy hooks and effect driven guitars, his knack for songwriting really shines through. Just releasing ”You & Me (In The Future)” on Noisey, the EP is laced with heavy themes, but still have the tendency to draw you in, no matter what the subject matter.
Oberhofer is touring the East Coast this Spring, so check the dates below:
05.02.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY *
05.03.13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington D.C. *
05.04.13 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC *
05.05.13 – Shaky Knees Festival, Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA ^
05.07.13 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN *
05.08.13 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA*
07.13.13 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH #
08.02.13-08.04.13 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
* with Celestial Shore
^ with Frontier Ruckus and The Antlers
# with MGMT, Divine Fits, Chairlift, Atlas Genius
lt surely has been a long time since we have heard new material from indie darling Brooklynites, The National, but it seems like we are about to get a good dose of them. Just releasing two phenomenal tracks “Don’t Swallow the Cap,” and “Demons,” in the past few weeks, the group will be releasing the Trouble Will Find Me, on May 21 (4AD). But wait, it gets even better…..have you seen the trailer for the documentary Mistaken for Strangers yet?
The brainchild of Tom Berninger, brother of Matt Berninger, takes viewers on a bumpy roadtrip of being on tour with the band, as well as his own internal struggles and the ones of those around him. Not only does the film look insightful of what goes on inside the lives and creative process of The National, but it takes a deeper look into sibling rivalry, and what it is like to not only live in the shadow of someone else, but your own inner demons and insecurities that casts ones as well. If the trailer is even the slightest hint of the rest of the film, we’re ready to stand up and applaud.
It seems we have stepped away for a bit, but have no fear, we are BACK and will be stronger than ever! Our brief hiatus allowed us to decide the direction of the site and do a bit of restructuring. Nearly 5 years of the Modern Mystery, nothing can stop us now. Regular posts will begin again this week so be on the lookout! We have some phenomenal interviews to post with Andrew WK, JJamz, Chappo and more for your reading pleasure! Its only the beginning,,,,
The following are additional visual nibblers of the rockers The Life and Times who jammed at the Bell House alongside Local H’s frontman Scott Lucas.
All photos by Skyler Smith
It’s been a long haul with Hurricane Sandy hitting New York, disconnecting electricity and internet for many residents, including the editors here, at Modern Mystery. However, we have prepared some pulsating images from Scott Lucas’s October show at Brooklyn’s Bell House, check them out below!
It has been a busy year for the indie-glam explosion (and longtime Modern Mystery favorites!), Of Montreal. Just releasing a stunning collection of rarities and b-sides in the form of Daughter of Cloud, Modern Mystery is giving away a CD copy to one lucky winner! Like all Of Montreal releases, this is one you do NOT want to miss out on. Follow the details below to enter:
Enter the contest by midnight EST November 9th. Please send your name and address to ModernMysteryBlog@Yahoo.com. Winner will be chosen at random.