Forth Wanderers – s/t (album review)

by Woody on August 15, 2018

Credit: Julia Leiby

Forth Wanderers have an interesting way of making their tunes. Guitarist Ben Guterl shoots vocalist Ava Trilling a skeleton of a tune and she subsequently she knocks out the lyrics. Trilling says, “The only way I can really write is by myself in my room with a notebook, listening to the song over and over.” Once the tune comes together, those two meet up with Duke Greene (guitars), Zack Schifrin (bass) and Zach Lorelli (drums) and put the finishing touches on it.

The end result is an album that balances the exuberance of youth and the heaviness of making it through the day as you question yourself, your relationships and where you stand in this ever-changing world. The album comes out of the gate strong with Nevermine; featuring a pleading Trilling singing, “I am the one you think of when you’re with her,” before the track builds upon her exasperation. Taste is another solid track, spun from the taste of that first kiss with someone special.

I was all set to catch a show by them this summer. Unfortunately, Ava was diagnosed with a mental health issue. Here’s hoping she’s on the mend and they will be back out there soon enough.

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