Joyful Noise has a subscription series.I subscribed just out of curiosity.I like them and I don’t think music
should be obscure either.This
series, “White Noise”, runs for a year, with a different known musician curating
each of the twelve releases.Up
first:Yoni Wolf’s selection, The Ophelias, an all
woman, all teen band from Cincinnati.
This blend of chamber pop/folk rock is wonderful.Quiet, understated, sad, yet with a dry
wit, the band shows much promise.I hope they stay together.Such a good start shouldn’t be wasted.I especially like their take on "These Days",
closer to the Velvet Underground’s version than the original.Jackson Browne wrote this when he was
19, so who better than a band of teens to cover it, make his cynicism their
own, and turn the lyrics into wry humor?