MOTR Pub Presents:
Event: THE OPHELIAS and LIVING HOUR
Date: Monday, October 23
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/
About THE OPHELIAS:
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.
CHECK OUT this official video for "Sacrificial Lamb": https://www.youtube.com/watch?
About LIVING HOUR:
Living Hour is Sam Sarty, Gilad Carroll, Adam Soloway, and Brett Ticzon. Someday Is Today, the group’s third full-length effort, features contributions from three producers: Melina Duterte (Jay Som, Chastity Belt), Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Snail Mail), and Samur Khouja (Cate le Bon, Regina Spektor). Someday Is Today is Living Hour at their most pensive and longing. It was recorded over seven straight days during the depths of a Manitoba winter, with the band cocooned in sounds as the temperature hit -30 outside. Sam Sarty’s lyrics – pulled from journals, iPhone notes, and napkin scribbles – come suffused with reflections on disassociation, human interactions with technology, and a poignant contemplation of life in liminal spaces.The band’s sound grows to warm and earthy new perimeters on Someday Is Today with lush and generous instrumentation. The album thrives by keeping enough connection across its sonic and thematic palettes to feel like one cohesive world. The songs on Someday Is Today feel bound by something bigger than themselves; an energy that flourished in spite of it all, a human connection that grips just strongly enough even when pushed to its frayed, unreachable extremes.
CHECK OUT this official video for "Middle Name": https://www.youtube.com/watch?