“Away FRM U” (Live On Letterman) (Video)

    “We couldn’t be happier,” declares David Letterman, after announcing this would be Oberhofer’s network television debut. It’s possible the band will also be happy after this performance connects with a wider audience, because “Away FRM U” is a perfect distillation of a number of bands that reached beyond the indie-rock world in the 2000s. Think: one-part Vampire Weekend-style jauntiness, one-part Dirty Projectors-esque angular guitar thrum, and one-part Avey Tare inspired vocal whine. Even Paul Shaffer approves. “I love Oberhofer!” he declares at the close of the show. Check out the performance of “Away FRM U” below. [via The Audio Perv]