Oberhofer Announces US Tour With Neon Indian & Sleigh Bells Including Dates With Cults, Eternal Summers & The Beets


This is what you need to know about the band Oberhofer: they sound fantastic. The 7″ they just released (“Away Frm U” / Dead Girls Dance”) is phenomenal. The guitars wail as though they are looking for release from this world, the drums are amazing, the entire sound is like nirvana for the ears. The lyrics do leave something small to be desired. Maybe it stems from Brad Oberhofer’s age (he is 19 after all), but the text-language spelled track names rub me the wrong way. The only redeeming quality to these lyrics is the way Oberhofer sings them. There is such an air of sincerity in his voice that you almost forget about the words themselves. Almost. Then again, I was that kid who sat and poured over lyrics so perhaps I am a bit jaded. Either way, this band sounds incredible live. There is so much energy and passion in these shows that you can’t help but fall in love with them. So, here lies the Oberhofer recipe to success. Record some badass songs in your parents basement in Tacoma, WA. When that house burns down, shake the loss off and move to New York, find a new band with an incredible sound and start shaping your art. See this band live. Do it now. Below are the tour dates for this summer.

5/14 – Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY !!
5/16 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA ^
5/17 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN ^
5/18 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI ^
5/19 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
5/20 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB ^
5/22 – Republik – Calgary, AB ^ #
5/23 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB ^ #
5/25 – The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC ^ #
5/26 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ^ #
5/30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA ^ #
5/31 – Satellite Club – Los Angeles, CA %
6/1 – Casbah – San Diego, CA & @
6/8 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
6/10 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
6/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH ^
6/12 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD ^

* w/ Cults
^ w/ Neon Indian
# w/ Sleigh Bells
% w/ Hands
& w/ The Beets
@ w/ Eternal Summers

!! w/ Widowspeak & Vacations

The Beets Announce Tour With Eternal Summers, Release New Song


More and more bands from Queens have been popping up, hoping to unseat Brooklyn as the New York borough with the most happening scene. Jackson Heights natives, The Beets, are the brainchild of Uruguay born frontman Juan Wauters and best friend Jose Garcia, creating lo-fi pop songs more remniscient of a time lost than the current New York scene. With their second album, Stay Home, in stores already, the band have set up a tour with friends Eternal Summers. Look for them on the road the next two months and check out the new song “Time Brought Age.”

 
04/23 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory $
05/18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern *
05/19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge *
05/20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle ~ *
05/21 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry *
05/22 Fargo, ND Aquarium *
05/24 Missoula, MT The Badlander *
05/25 Spokane, WA Craft House *
05/26 Vancouver, BC Media Club *
05/27 Seattle, WA Healthy Times Fun Club *
05/28 Portland, OR East End *
05/29 San Francisco, CA Hemlock/Popfest *
05/31 Los Angeles, CA Echo *
06/01 San Diego, CA Casbah *
06/04 Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas (Beerland) *
06/05 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival *
06/06 New Orleans, LA The Saint *
06/07 Birmingham, AL The Nick *
06/08 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
06/09 Charlotte, NC The Milestone # *

* = w/ Eternal Summers
^ = w/ Jeffrey Lewis
$ = w/ Davila 666, X-Ray Eyeballs
~ = w/ Crystal Stilts
# = w/ w/ Brilliant Colors

Eternal Summers Premiere Video and Remix of “Pogo”

The Virginians of Eternal Summers are taking over the Internet with their single “Pogo,” off their album Silver, out now on Kanine Records. They premiered the lo-fi, psychedelic video for the song on the almighty Pitchfork, while an Allen Blickle remix of it made its appearance on the equally revered mp3 blog Stereogum. And while the flashing colors and image overlays of the video match well with the song’s retro-pop feel, the electro arrangement Allen Blickle put together for the remix, with its powerful bass puts forth Yun’s voice.

So, to watch the video, click HERE. And to listen to the remix, click HERE.