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!
Forth Wanderers’ new EP, Slop, comes out in a few weeks — it’s a stop-gap in between their 2014 debut, Tough Love, and a forthcoming sophomore album, but the four songs on it are a great summation of what makes the New Jersey band’s anxious rock music so appealing. We’ve already heard two of … More »
Montclair, NJ quintet Forth Wanderers are set to drop their Slop EP next month. We’ve already heard the title track and received a matching set of visuals for it. Today, they share the followup “Know Better.” The young DIYers bring deadpan but penetrating sentiment bolstered by a deft control of pacing, temperament, and fuzz. More »
Forth Wanderers are releasing a new EP in a few months — the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Tough Love — and last month, they shared a fantastic new song called “Slop” that now has a video to go along with it. It features the promising young New Jersey band goofing around in … More »