BABY TV Presents: THE OPHELIAS with ANOTHER MICHAEL
BABY TV Presents

The Ophelias

Another Michael

All Ages
BABY TV Presents: THE OPHELIAS with ANOTHER MICHAEL

The Ophelias were still in high school when they first found community in one another. Guitarist/lyricist Spencer Peppet (she/her), drummer Micaela Adams (he/him), and violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (she/her) linked up in 2015 and quickly developed their distinctive baroque rock sound by enveloping Peppet’s incisive songwriting in experimental arrangements that bounce between playful and haunting. Since then, the Cincinnati band has released the critically acclaimed LPs Creature Native (2016) and Almost (2018), signed to Joyful Noise Recordings, and criss-crossed the country multiple times over on tour. While doing so, they’ve added longtime music video director Jo Shaffer (they/them) to their ranks as their bassist, found homes in Ohio and New York, and ditched their former “all-women” descriptor in proud recognition of the trans and non-binary members of the group.

Their new EP captures the band evolving together in the best of ways. On the sweeping, driving "Grand Canyon," Peppet dreams of contact with apparitions of old friends and departed poets. “Lunar Rover” reimagines the Almost fan favorite in the context of quarantine— ruminating on long-distance connection from the surface of the moon. The mechanical rhythms and cutting lyrics of "Bad Enough" explore the self-doubt that looms over periods of intense transition. And on “Both Sides Now”, the band uses the classic Joni Mitchell tune to reflect on how much they've grown since their inception.

The Ophelias are changing in sound, location, and gender— but their comradery is strong as ever.

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Another Michael’s new single New Music offers a taste of what’s to come from the Philadelphia-based indie band. The three piece—made up of multi-instrumentalists Michael Doherty, Alenni Davis, and Nick Sebastiano—began making waves with their early EPs, 2016’s Sans and 2018’s Land, enticing listeners with a wide-reaching blend of tuneful indie pop, homespun R&B, and dreamy folk. Following the recording of Land, they collectively relocated from Albany, NY to a shared house in West Philadelphia. The communal move served as a testament to the group’s growing friendship and belief in each other on a personal level, as well as on a musical level.

The band’s extraordinary musical chemistry and desire to push their songwriting to new heights is on full display with “New Music” which builds from a spare, fingerpicked intro to a sweeping, vibrant finale. Doherty’s mesmerizing vocals guide the listener through a reflection on the simple joy of falling in love with a song, offering an ideal entry point into Another Michael’s world. On the single’s B-side “Boring For The Times” the band effortlessly combine hazy bedroom pop charm with a silky R&B hook. At just over five minutes, the two new trackshint at the breadth of sounds, styles, and emotions that Another Michael have brought together for their upcoming debut full-length—luckily, listeners won’t have to wait long to hear more from the exciting up and coming band.

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Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211