⚘ Short Bio ⚘

The Ophelias are:

Spencer on guitar and vox

Mic on drums

Andrea on violin

Jo on bass guitar


Cincinnati, OH

art/indie/baroque rock



Three Covers (April 2023) - Self-release

Crocus (September 2021) - Joyful Noise Recordings

For Luck EP (August 2020) - Joyful Noise Recordings

Almost (July 2018) - Joyful Noise Recordings

Creature Native (August 2015) - Self-release

⚘ Bio ⚘

The Ophelias are a band inspired by nostalgia, nature, the Midwest, horror movies, and the moon. They formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2015 when Spencer Peppet (she/her) was a senior in high school. She recruited Mic Adams (he/him) on drums and Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (she/her) on violin, and Jo Shaffer (they/she) joined on bass a few years later. They released their first album Creature Native in 2015, recorded in a friend’s living room. They signed to Joyful Noise Recordings for their next albums: 2018’s Almost and 2021’s Crocus, which both received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and other major outlets. In that time they collaborated with Julien Baker, played with bands like Indigo de Souza, Hand Habits, Mannequin Pussy, and comedian Cat Cohen, and played festivals like SXSW, Treefort, and Nelsonville. The Ophelias are a joyfully queer band with predominantly queer and trans members, and they take pride both in their identities and vocally supporting queer & trans rights.

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