Grace Weir | bass
Spencer Peppet | vox, guitar
Micaela Adams | drums
Andrea Gutmann Fuentes | violin
released July 13, 2018
produced by Yoni Wolf of "Why?"
Joyful Noise Records
// Origin: Cincinnati, Oh
// Genres: art / alt rock
// Years Active: 2015 - Present
// Label: Joyful Noise Records
// Website: theopheliasband.com
Having formed the band while still in high school, bassist Grace Weir, guitarist/lyricist Spencer Peppet, percussionist Micaela Adams, and violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes first met at a time when each were independently serving as the "token girl" in various dude-bands from their hometown of Cincinnati, OH.
Coming from musical backgrounds (ranging from garage-rock, to surf, to opera), the distinct talents and influences of each member collided in unexpected ways at the band's first rehearsal.
It was here the band discovered that their chemistry wasn't rooted in a shared musical reference point, but in the creative relief from the expected censorship of being a sideperson.
released August 16, 2015
"Almost is definitely a record I’m going to be returning to a lot this year."
- NPR's All Songs Considered.
"The Cincinnati quartet’s second album uses bright surfaces to obscure sinister intentions, clothing dark songs in indie-pop innocence."
- Pitchfork: Steven Arroyo
"...there’s a mesmerizing intricacy to the indie-rock understatement of 'Lunar Rover.' Given a chance, it's immersive."
- The New York Times: Jon Pareles
The Ophelias show that those without a voice are not necessarily weak or shy or incapable – oftentimes they’re just shouted over.
- popbollocks: Sally Arnet
"The Ophelias come up with something bold, polyvalent, and carefully self-assured."
-Michelle Morgan, Spill Magazine
The most succinct way of describing Almost might be this: Kat Stratford, a character played by Julia Stiles in 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, would love it. Her favorite bands ranged from Bikini Kill to Letters to Cleo to (of course) The Raincoats, and if The Ophelias were the ones onstage at Club Skunk, Kat and her nonconformist, Shakespeare-loving BFF would have been front and center—and that is a compliment of the highest order.
- Flood Magazine: Lydia Pudzianowski
- 2019 -
// Official SXSW Music Festival
// Treefort Music Festival
// Mini tour with Bad Bad Hats - Denver - Salt Lake City
// 32-day SW - West Coast - Midwest tour.
// Chicago - supporting Hand Habits
// Louisville - supporting Deerhoof
// Midwest tour - supporting OHMME
// Sofar Cincinnati
// Cincinnati - supporting Remember Sports
- 2018 -
// Midwest tour - supporting WHY? and Lala Lala
// Alphaville - NYC - headling
// West Coast tour - supporting The Low Anthem
// Mercury Lounge - NYC - headlining
Label: Joyful Noise, Jessica Clark |
Management: Rachael Elaine |
Booking: Joyful Noise |
Press: Joyful Noise |
PR: Forcefield PR, Daniel Gill |