Forth Wanderers have cancelled their upcoming tour dates in support of their self-titled Sub Pop debut album — one of this year’s best albums, and maybe even one for the ages. In a statement posted to the band’s social media accounts, singer Ava Trilling explains that she made the decision not to tour … More »
Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »
Last month, Forth Wanderers released their self-titled sophomore album — what some might call an indie rock record for the ages — and today they’ve shared a video for its lead single, “Not For Me.” It was directed by Loroto Productions and features all five band members in their hometown of … More »
Hanging out with Forth Wanderers feels like infiltrating a club house. Ava Trilling, Ben Guterl, Zach Lorelli, Duke Greene, and Noah Schifrin have known one another since they were kids, and when I meet them all for a very late lunch in Midtown Manhattan, inside jokes abound. It can be hard to keep up as … More »
Hey, look at that! Two new Forth Wanderers songs in one week. The New Jersey-bred band are gearing up to release their self-titled sophomore album in a few weeks, and just a couple days ago we got an extra taste of it with “Taste” (get it?), and today they’re releasing the next proper single, … More »
I love the opening lines of “Taste” so much: “He says he likes my taste/ But I bite his tongue, you know, just in case/ He starts to fall in love/ I can’t stand his face/ But I like his feel.” Ava Trilling’s delivery is stretched out, each line feels like a story in and … More »
Longtime Stereogum favorites Forth Wanderers signed to Sub Pop for their upcoming self-titled album. Lead single “Not For Me” suggested the wait for new music since 2016’s Slop EP has been worth it; we named it one of the week’s best songs when it dropped last month. Well, if you liked that … More »
It’s been a little while since we heard from the Montclair, NJ-bred band Forth Wanderers — their last release was 2016’s Slop EP — but they’ve been working on their sophomore full-length, which is self-titled and will be released via Sub Pop later this year. Lead single “Not For Me” finds their queasy, chaotically … More »
The vocals on Forth Wanderers’ “Nerves” sway back and forth (no pun intended) like a hungry 3rd grader in a motionless lunch line, the impatience growing with each passing moment. Meanwhile, the instrumental tracks emulate the sensation of walking through a moonlit field, as the bright twanginess of the lead guitar and the bellowing rhythm guitar mix together. The song as a whole represents the uncertainty of love — the attachment that proceeds really connecting with someone and the fear than can follow if you’re not sure the emotions are reciprocated.
Forth Wanderers deliver an effortless, unpretentious style that makes their music infinitely relatable and simply a pleasure to experience — be sure to stream “Nerves” above!