The Ophelias to release Yoni Wolf (WHY?)-produced sophomore album Almost this July on Joyful Noise

The Ophelias to release Yoni Wolf (WHY?)-produced sophomore album Almost this July on Joyful Noise
Photo: Katerina Voegtle

They say that youth is wasted on the young, but don’t try telling that to the Ophelias. Not only do they craft atypical art-pop that is mature beyond their age, but they are making the most of their formative bloom years by grabbing life by the horns and whipping-up tunes that would jawdrop their elders. On July 13, the Ophelias — Micaela Adams (percussion), Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (violin), Spencer Peppet (guitar/lyrics), and Grace Weir (bass) — will release their second album Almost on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Produced by WHY’s Yoni Wolf, Almost is chockablock full of the kinds of luscious auditory experiences that will have you grinning from lobe to lobe regardless of your age. Formed while still in high school, the four wanted to escape the constricting tokenism of being “the girl” in their previous groups. “In the past we had all kind of been the ‘girl in the band,’ in some capacity,” says Peppet. “Having a band of all women eradicates that possibility logistically, but also makes for a really creative environment without the patronization that often comes along with being the ‘girl in the band.’”

2018 looks to be a banner year for the Ophelias, so chug from the fountain of youthful enthusiasm and check out the zestful interplay of the band’s two latest singles off Almost: the Joe Shaffer-directed animated lyric-scroll for “Fog” and the album cover still life of “General Electric” below. All the recognized formats (including a 300 hand-numbered limited strawberry creammmsicle swirl vinyl) can be pre-ordered here or via the band’s Bandcamp. On the live front, the Ophelias will open a fistful of dates for the Low Anthem in July (find those below the choons).

Almost a tracklisting:

01. Fog
02. General Electric
03. Lover’s Creep
04. Night Signs
05. O Command
06. Lunar Rover
07. Bird
08. House
09. Zero
10. Moon Like Sour Candy

The Ophelias live:

07.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge #
07.19.18 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center #
07.20.18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
07.22.18 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall #

# The Low Anthem

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