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North Sea, Fred, and Cornelius:

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon 

To see a little video of North Sea with Fred and Cornelius, click here.

Until next time. xo.

Thursday’s with Deanna:

If you’re bored Nov. 20th, spend your Thursday afternoon with me (and whoever decides to show up in my basement). It’s a mystery even to me…

To read more, click here.



We hope that you are all well and are enjoying your weekend! So I guess the cat’s out of the bag, and you all know that the new album is titled “North Sea” (although a few of you already knew that didn’t you?). It’s a much better title than Trina’s idea “Fart from God”, and my dumb idea “Gratuitous Jugging” (because I play a mean air jug).

We are very excited to share the album with you all, and all of you who pre-ordered your copy will get it as soon as we can send it to you! The official (cough, cough. Not trying to sound pretentious…) release date here in Canada is January 2015, but all of you cool cats who pre-ordered, who mostly live in Europe will get it now.

BUT we need a few things from you first before we can send it out. This time around Sellaband is not providing us with the e-mail or address lists (we have tried guys, sorry). So I have messaged as many of you as possible on Sellaband, and those of you who I have e-mails for, you are getting this lovely message sent to you telling you what’s going on. I have also posted on Sellaband, Facebook, and Twitter:

*Please help us out and send us your mailing address, your username (so we can cross you off the list), and your incentive choices if it is applicable to you.*

If you have already e-mailed us this information (or pre-ordered with Paypal, which already provided us with address lists), don’t fret! We’ve got it! We just want everyone to know why there is a delay. Some of you did e-mail us, but I needed more information from you, and so please check your inbox for a message from me (Deanna).

We will be e-mailing the link to your album download, and so it is very important that we get in touch with each and every one of you! It might take a bit of time because we would like to send everyone their copy at once if possible.

The best way to get a hold of us is through e-mail: opheliasyndrome@gmail.comFacebook, and Twitter. While you’re at it, feel free to like and follow us, and if you really get excited, tell your friends! The more the merrier we always say!

Thank-you all so much for the support! We know that this is a little inconvenient, but those of you who know us know that we never give up, and we LOVE a challenge. We will get this album to you ;)

Much love to you all from the crazy OS gang.

P.s. have you checked out the rest of the new website yet?? You haven’t?! Get on that!

Some outtakes…

Let’s just say there were more outtakes then useable pictures after our “photoshoot”. We use that term real loosely. To read more, just click here. Until next time. xo.

Deanna has friends?

Yep! Thank-you to the lovely Justin Sawicki to singing and playing along to “Stay”. Also, thanks to Magic Dan for letting us do it at his place, and also for filming.

To watch the video, just click here.

Until next time. xo.

Lots and lots of Album updates…

Our latest posts:

“Almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk too… only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.” –Joe Versus the Volcano. To read more, click here.

If a picture speaks a thousand words, part two.Then what do these say? Life really is short. Have fun.

Long hours do strange things to people. Sometimes they put on wigs.

Inspiration comes from many places. It can also lead you many places… with that in mind, here is what we have been up to in our latest sessions.

“When you fight for what you deserve it will inspire many” –My crazy friend Eric. To read more about The Hope, please click here.

Sometimes things get heavy, and that’s alright. Be the light.

Also, there is a little sneak peek video that we posted a few days ago for “Not Tonight“.

Life is all about the little pleasures, and The Wood Brothers. To read more about how the album is coming along, please click here.

Also, in case you missed it, there are a couple new videos up in the “musings” section of our website. Deanna by request and The Basement Choir.

Until next time. Xo.


“Today’s post is written by Deanna Wells, of the Canadian band Ophelia Syndrome.  She writes about her experience with Stage-it from the perspective of a not-so-internet-savvy computer user. We think this could be a great post for anyone who is sill considering giving Stage-it a try…especially for a last minute Christmas concert. Yea?”

To read the full article, click here.