Earlier this month, SPIN asked Brad Oberhofer to give us a peek at his band's life on the road. He started documenting all his backstage hangs and epic road trips with a Sony Tablet S, providing us with a rare look at his life prepping for the release of his Steve Lillywhite-produced debut, Time Capsules II. The album's out now, and Brad (pictured here at home with his beloved piano) has spent the past month preparing for SXSW and an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. The evidence is right here.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »