Saturday, January 21, 2017
Forth Wanderers - "Slop"
In the way that only kids in the thick of turmoil can, the Montclair, N.J. quintet Forth Wanderers understand the particular sort of emotional overstimulation that comes along with being young. Writing about their new single “Slop,” singer and recent high school grad Ava Trilling said the song wasn’t about a specific theme, but “an abundance of things: change, falling out of love, feeling alone and out of place.”
Appropriately, “Slop” itself is slow, poignant, and deceptively complex. Overcast guitar lines weave around one another with the plodding intricacy of Bedhead’s most winding works. The spiraling instrumental never coalesces into any real forward momentum. It just sinks and swirls, but that makes sense as Trilling sings things like “I can’t think straight.” It’s the soundtrack for those times in your life where you’re feeling everything all of the time—the muddled headspaces and quiet confusion when you’re figuring out how to exist in the big ol’ world.
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» Forth Wanderers Bandcamp