News for Forth Wanderers

NEWS : WED, MAY 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch: Forth Wanderers Share Official Video “Not For Me” + Announce US Tour Dates in Support of Their Self-Titled Debut

“The band inhabits a space that can feel bigger than the sprawling tree-lined streets and byzantine freeways of their local inspiration. Instead, the place Trilling and her bandmates create is more personal, messier, and chaotic. They give musical cues to the growing pains of young adulthood that are relatable but never trite—their songs, like any you might’ve been obsessed with in high school, feel like a mirror held up to the all-consuming triumphs and heartbreaks of your own youth.” [album review] - Pitchfork


Forth Wanderers’ official video for “Not For Me” - a standout from their just released, self-titled Sub Pop debut - stars the band and was directed by Loroto Productions (Frankie Cosmos, Speedy Ortiz, Mass Gothic).”




Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band have also scheduled U.S. summer tour dates in support of the album, available now worldwide on Sub Pop. The trek begins June 27th in Richmond, VA at Strange Matter and ends July 18th in Cleveland at Mahall’s Lockeroom.
 
Jun. 27 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Jun. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Jun. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Jun. 30 - New Orleans, LA - TBC
Jul. 02 - Dallas, TX - Regal Room
Jul. 03 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Jul. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
Jul. 06 - San Diego, CA - TBC
Jul. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Jul. 08 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Jul. 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Jul. 11 - Seattle, WA - Ver Project
Jul. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jul. 14 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
Jul. 17 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Jul. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s Lockeroom



 
Forth Wanderers was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Stream Forth Wanderers’ Self-titled, Sub Pop Debut In Its Entirety via Stereogum. Album Is Out This Friday, April 27

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Sub Pop will release Forth Wanderers’ self-titled, label debut worldwide this Friday, April 27th.  And you can now hear the album in its entirety via the band’s interview with Gabriela Tully-Claymore for Stereogum (see interview April 23rd).  You should also check out their lengthy chat (over a game of basketball) with Leah Mandel for Noisey (See “Noisey Next” feature April 18th).

“An indie rock record for the ages” -Stereogum
“Blissful” - Noisey
**** - DIY


Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine,” “Not for Me,” and “Ages Ago” was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop here.  LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.
 

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers’ previously announced Northeastern U.S. tour runs May 3rd-5th, 2018.
 
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen To Forth Wanderers’ New Track, “Ages Ago” From Their Self-Titled Sub Pop Debut (out April 27th)

On Forth Wanderers’ “Ages Ago,” vocalist Ava Trilling paints the image of a constantly-shifting enigmatic lover. “I wasn’t sure who they were, they changed constantly (hence the metaphor describing the “grey coat” and cutting their hair just to “stay afloat”),” she says. “I wasn’t going to wait any longer to find out.” The “Ages Ago” visual was animated by guitarist Ben Guterl. Listen here, then listen on repeat in the hallowed halls of Spotify or Apple Music.


 
Earlier this week, NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” included Forth Wanderers track, “Taste,” in their weekly mix, and offered this: “Forth Wanderers thrives in distance. Singer Ava Trilling writes the lyrics in New York, guitarist Ben Guterl builds the backbone of music in Ohio. “Taste,” in particular, came from diametrically opposed places in their young love lives. Guterl worked through the song’s production to impress his now-girlfriend. Trilling writes, however, that she “was in a difficult place with my relationship at the time.” Still, the distance — emotional and physical — doesn’t undercut the dizzying intimacy of the song [hear here].”

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers’ previously announced Northeastern U.S. tour runs May 3rd-5th, 2018. Additional live dates to be announced soon.
 
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel


Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine”, “Not for Me”, and “Ages Ago”, was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop right here.  LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.


[Photo Credit: Julia Leiby]

Following the band’s acclaimed 2015 EP SlopForth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Ben Guterl and Duke Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Noah Schifrin and Zach Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and vocalist-lyricist Ava Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail (read more here).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAR 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen To New Forth Wanderers Track “Nevermine” From Their Forthcoming, Self-titled Sub Pop Debut (via Noisey)

‘Forth Wanderers’ will be available April 27th worldwide on Sub Pop

The songs on Forth Wanderers’ Sub Pop debut are introspective, with 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. The album’s opening track “Nevermine” is the perfect summation of feelings and themes, with singer Ava Trilling’s lyricism exuding a surge of confidence inspired by an ex-lover who is still captivated by her image. “I don’t think I know who you are anymore/ and I don’t think I knew who I was before” she jabs with relish”

Noisey premiered the track and offered this, “It’s a winding, restless, half-paced song in which Trilling jabs confidently at a former partner: “I am the one you think of when you’re with her.” It never quite settles down, flitting between its four sections, each of which is catchy enough to be a chorus on its own. [see Noisey premiere March 8th].”


Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers have scheduled three Northeastern U.S. dates with Fat Possum recording act Hoops May 3rd-5th, 2018.
 
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel *
*w/ Hoops




Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine,” “Not for Me” and “Ages Ago,” and was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop over hereLP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.
 
Recorded over five days by friend and audio engineer Cameron Konner at his Philadelphia home studio, Forth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Ben Guterl and Duke Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Noah Schifrin and Zach Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and vocalist-lyricist Ava Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, FEB 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Hear Forth Wanderers’ Take On The Ambivalence Of Love In “Not For Me,” From Their Forthcoming Self-Titled, Sub Pop Debut (out April 27th)

Sub Pop has signed Montclair, New Jersey’s Forth Wanderers, and will release the group’s second full-length effort and label debut, worldwide on April 27th, 2018. The self-titled album features the standouts “Not for Me,” “Nevermine,” and “Ages Ago,” and was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017.
 
Forth Wanderers will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop right here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.


Forth Wanderers 
Tracklisting
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


[Photo Credit: Julia Leiby]

About Forth Wanderers:

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 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 on Seagreen Records and 2016’s Slop on Father/Daughter Records) and one LP (2014’s self-released Tough Love). Forth Wanderers, the group’s sophomore record and Sub Pop debut, is the groups’ most comprehensive and assured statement yet. 
 
Now living in Ohio and New York respectively, Guterl and Trilling have evolved their separate but collaborative writing process. “The only way I can really write is by myself in my room with a notebook, listening to the song over and over again,” Trilling says. “I’ve never sat down to write a story, I write the song as it unfolds.” Since her lyrics are often embedded with intimate truths from her life, the private writing experience often leads to intense self-reflection.
 
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. Opener “Nevermine,” is a surge of confidence inspired by an ex-lover who is still captivated by her image. I don’t think I know who you are anymore/ and I don’t think I knew I was before” she jabs with relish. On “Ages Ago” Trilling paints the image of a constantly-shifting enigmatic lover. “I wasn’t sure who they were, they changed constantly (hence the metaphor describing the “grey coat” and cutting their hair just to “stay afloat”),” she says. “I wasn’t going to wait any longer to find out.”
 
Recorded over five days by friend and audio engineer Cameron Konner at his Philadelphia home studio, Forth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Guterl and Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Schifrin and Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail.

There’s no time like the present to follow Forth Wanderers in all the places: Sub Pop  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Spotify  |  Bandcamp

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers have scheduled three Northeastern U.S. dates with Fat Possum recording act Hoops that begin May 3rd and end May 5th.  There will be additional live dates soon.

May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel *
*w/ Hoops


Posted by Rachel White