Oberhofer’s full-length debut Time Capsule II is an ambitious record in its grandiose nature. This record is the sound of a lo-fi indie rock band getting to work with a big-time producer (in this case Steve Lillywhite, best know for his work with U2). The result is a sound that is large. Time Capsule II’s best moments are the upbeat ones like “Cruising FDR” a fun bubblegum pop number and the fantastic “Landline.” In a lot of ways Oberhofer reminds me of Vampire Weekend. There’s a lot going on in Time Capsule II and it is sure to be a record that will garner Oberhofer a lot of fans for its exuberance and over-the-top nature (if not for its catchy songs).
Thanks to Exystence for the find.