Forth Wanderers' self-titled sophomore full length and Sub Pop debut blends a sharpened brand of indie rock with a softened, heartfelt punk composition. The New York quintet's infectiously catchy and irresistibly feisty spirit is channeled in an arena-ready grandeur championed by Ben Guterl's intricate guitar swirls and Ava Trilling's syrupy, dejected vocals. From the gate, Forth Wanderers have delivered a fresh savory sound, notably the 2016 Slop EP, worthy of many a rewind. The latest is certainly the meridian of the band's work thus far, though its potency suggests it won't be the ceiling for their career.
Forth Wanderers is out Friday, April 27 via Sub Pop.