Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ACL Festival Preview: Oberhofer

Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski

You may, or may not recall that I featured Oberhofer as a band to be on the look-out for during SXSW this year. Well, they're back and I'm here to remind you that they are still a band worth seeing. Chances are you've heard their music in a recent smartphone commercial. It's the one in which the girl takes a video of a band playing on a rooftop and then she sends it to her other friends who are also at the same show, watching the same band on the same rooftop. It's not a great commercial but that song is perfection and if you assholes won't buy their record, they have to get money from somewhere right?

Speaking of their album, Oberhofer's latest full-length record is called, Time Capsules II and it's out now on Glassnote. That's the same label that brought you Phoenix and your precious Mumford & Sons. In other words, they know music and you should pay attention.

Oberhofer - Away Frm U video via YouTube

You can see Oberhofer at ACL Festival on Saturday afternoon. They take to the Barton Springs Stage at 3pm. If you can't make it to this set and/or you won't be attending ACL Fest, you'll have a second chance to see Oberhofer in Austin this month. They are currently touring with Matt and Kim and that tour will bring them back to Austin when they play Stubb's on October 20th. There are still a limited number of tickets available for that Stubb's show.