Forth Wanderers, will release their self-titled debut for Sub Pop on April 27t. The features “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 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.
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).
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.
3. Ages Ago
5. Not for Me
6. Be My Baby
7. New Face
9. Tired Games
May 03 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 04 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
May 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel *