The Ophelias - Crocus

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LP AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER 
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2021 

 

After 2018’s critically acclaimed Almost opened The Ophelias to a world beyond their Cincinnati home, the indie rock quartet craved a return to a sense of community. The band members no longer lived in the same city; bandleader Spender Peppet (she/her) and new bassist/longtime music video collaborator Jo Shaffer (they/them) live in New York, while drummer Mic Adams (he/him) and violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (she/her) remain in Ohio. When it came time to record the candid, expansive Crocus, The Ophelias purposefully focused on the experimental, communal spirit that fuelled their first record. 

Crocus was recorded at night in a converted “2000 percent haunted” Masonic lodge, which surely had an effect on the album’s ability to weave darker tones through the taut song structures. Engineer John Hoffman kept spirits high at The Lodge KY, ensuring the Ophelias had the freedom to experiment in the grey area between pain and rebirth. Despite The Lodge’s eerie nature, the ghosts remain personal, finding Peppet facing herself and her own truth without blinking. 

Through songs equally infused with references to the Bible and The Twilight Zone, The Ophelias extract mystic emotion out of the spaces between their past, present, and future. That expansive exploration shines on album highlight 'Neil Young on High,' a song that finds Peppet’s firefly vocals backed by harmonies from Julien Baker

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Crocus 
  2. Sacrificial Lamb 
  3. Neil Young on High 
  4. Vapor 
  5. Spirit Sent 
  6. Biblical Names 
  7. Mastermind 
  8. Becoming a Nun 
  9. Spitting Image 
  10. Under Again 
  11. The Twilight Zone
  12. Vices

 

  • US import 
  • LP pressed on pale-yellow coloured vinyl and contains download coupon 
  • CD housed in gatefold card jacket with 5mm spine 
  • Green-tint cassette housed in clear case with 4-panel J-card 

 

 


 

also available: 
The Ophelias - Almost   LP | CD 

 

see also: 
Julien Baker - Little Oblivions   LP 

 

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