"Ava Trilling, the stunning vocalist of this Montclair slacker outfit, graduated from high school last June. Forth Wanderers got their start with a self-released E.P., which quickly caught the attention of Lorde and, later, Father/Daughter Records. Few bands enjoy such an endearingly short path to fame, where news of your début album may appear in your campus paper: Ben Guterl, the band’s co-founder and primary songwriter, bounced between the studio and junior-year seminars, and described his band’s quick rise to the Oberlin Review as “kind of overwhelming and a little nerve-wracking.” It’s also well deserved. The lo-fi, low-slung rock found on their four-song project, “Slop,” is confident and untainted, and Guterl’s mucky guitar tugs out Trilling’s coy confessions in all the right ways." - The New Yorker
"Waltzing along with the awkward grace of a first-time prom-goer, wearing a tatty suit coupled with scuffed up trainers, Forth Wanderers’ new ‘un ‘Know Better’ is tentative in all the right ways. Adopting the scolding claim of somebody who thinks they know all for a title, this is a song dealing in pursuing the wrong person, or badly fitting cause, because you just can’t help yourself. “I need to feel loved, no, I need to be tough, no, I need to grow up,” ringleader Ava Trilling rambles and revises, trying to steady head over heart, with little success. “I can’t be this naïve anymore,” she eventually concludes. ‘Know Better’ tackles the same balancing act as the New Jersey band’s previous single ‘Slop’. There’s a fine line between wanting to escape being young, and the threat of grown-up reality crashing in like an unwanted guest, wielding unpaid bills and tax slips – and it’s a line drawn across all of Forth Wanderers’ diary-scribble lyrics." - DIY Mag
Zula is the experimental pop project of cousins Nate and Henry Terepka. Their music puts it’s listener in an almost hypnotic dream state through the use of synthesizers, soothing vocal harmonies, roaring guitars, and off beat drum patterns. There is no single term or sub-genre to describe this group, but things that come to mind include pop, indie/alternative rock, and electronic.
Poppies is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Mellow guitar riffs and soothing vocals make for a nice dreamy sound that takes it's listener on an excursion.