The Ophelias – Soft and Tame

The Ophelias

Today, The Ophelias release a new single, “Soft and Tame,” from their forthcoming Ribbon EP, out April 12th. The songs on Ribbon explore spaces between right and wrong, good and bad, friend and enemy. Experiences that can’t be compartmentalized: the glowing in-betweens. “Soft and Tame” outlines one of these in-betweens, as it captures an emotional post-grad trip back to Cincinnati through a The Microphones-inspired catharsis.

The Ophelias are Spencer Peppet (guitar & vocals, she/her), Mic Adams (drums, he/him), Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (violin, she/her), and Jo Shaffer (bass, they/she). The Ophelias started amongst Peppet, Adams, and Fuentes in high school in Ohio, with Shaffer joining in 2019. Although they began as an “all girl band,” they now identify as joyfully queer and trans. They released their first album Creature Native in 2015, followed by 2018’s Almost and 2021’s Crocus.

The Ophelias Tour Dates

Sun. March 31 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere w/ Yo La Tengo & more

Tue. April 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Preserving Underground *

Sun. April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA &

Mon. April 15 – Columbus, OH @ Natalie’s Music Hall &

Wed. April 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Healer &

Thu. April 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade &

*= w/ Daisy the Great



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