Brad Oberhofer is all caught up in the rush of love. The 21-year-old perma-effervescent and spiky indie-rock band (named after him “as per Bon Jovi”) makes spontaneous bursts of emotion in pop form – the aural equivalent of mainlining pure joy. Having moved to New York City from his parents’ basement in Tacoma, Washington, Oberhofer quickly formed a band to play his urgent Strokes-meets-Sparklehorse tracks. The group subsequently signed to Glassnote Records and, ever since, Brad has been caught up in a press whirlwind. With his anthems arena-sized, his cheekbones high, and the overall sentiment universal, for each of his broken hearts he sings about he’ll more than likely be breaking a hundred thousand more. And like that first lost love, it’s going to be very hard to forget him.
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