Forth Wanderers: Forth Wanderers - Standard Vinyl LP

Forth Wanderers - Standard Vinyl LP

Forth Wanderers

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  • Release Date 27 April 2018
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Vinyl LP
Sub Pop

Forth Wanderers employ a tin-can-telephone style of composition which they use even when living in the same area code. Since first collaborating in 2013 as Montclair, New Jersey high schoolers guitarist and songwriter Ben Guterl and vocalist Ava Trilling have passed songs back and forth like pen pals. Guterl will devise an instrumental skeleton before sending it to vocalist Ava Trilling who pens the lyrics based off the melody. The duo then gather alongside guitarist Duke Greene, bassist Noah Schifrin and drummer Zach Lorelli to expand upon the demo. It’s a patient and practiced writing system that has carried the quintet through two EPs (2013’s ‘Mahogany’ and 2016’s ‘Slop’) and one album (2014’s ‘Tough Love’). Forth Wanderers, the group’s sophomore record and Sub Pop debut, is the group’s most comprehensive and assured statement yet.

On ‘Forth Wanderers’ these introspections include meditations on relationships, discovery and finding oneself adrift. Despite the inherent heaviness of those themes, ‘Forth Wanderers’ feels joyous, a rock record bursting with heart. Take ‘Not For Me’, a romping track about “the ambivalence of love.” Trilling’s confession of “I can’t feel the earth beneath my feet / Flowers bloom but not for me” resists feeling like a dreary, pitying complaint; instead, as her bandmates bolster her melancholy with interlocking harmonic intricacies, she soars with self-actualization.

Recorded over five days by friend and audio engineer Cameron Konner at his Philadelphia home studio, ‘Forth Wanderers’ amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of their earlier works into massive anthems. Guterl and Greene’s guitars have never sounded sharper, Schifrin and Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless and Trilling sounds more self-assured than ever. These are exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail.

LP format includes digital download code.

1 Nevermine  
2 Company  
3 Ages Ago  
4 Taste  
5 Not For Me  
6 Be My Baby  
7 New Face  
8 Saunter  
9 Tired Games  
10 Temporary  

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