Looking for the sound of your summer? Look no further than former Matador Records intern Brad Oberhofer, who seems to have mastered pop hooks and arresting arrangements before most college students master their laundry.

Looking for the sound of your summer? Look no further than former Matador Records intern Brad Oberhofer, who seems to have mastered pop hooks and arresting arrangements before most college students master their laundry.

Oberhofer's music is a weird wonderland where 808s and music boxes intermingle, where melodies arrive by whistling and warbling at equal turns, and where Animal Collective is really a pop band and not just a "pop" band. It's interesting, accessible and fun, traits that don't always coexist among critical darlings.

Oberhofer and his band will play for free Wednesday as the Bright Eyes show next door draws to a close.