The Austin 100: The Ophelias Recommended if you like Camera Obscura, Tegan & Sara and Belle & Sebastian.

The Austin 100: The Ophelias

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The Ophelias will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Cincinatti, Ohio

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: The four women in The Ophelias got their start in high school, when each labored quietly as the "token girl" in a different band of boys. Soon, they'd get together to start their own project and develop a sound that meets somewhere between girl groups of the '60s and dream-pop bands of the '90s. "Fog" captures that approach perfectly, as it arrays irresistible blended voices against a few purposeful strings and strums, returns to a giddy and emotionally generous chorus ("I want to be warm / I want you to be warm") and gets out in exactly 104 glorious seconds.

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