Whoever said that youth was an indication of inexperience has clearly never heard Merchant Ships before. While all the members are tender ages, that is hardly the only thing tender about them. Merchant Ships is that rare band that can make anger sound beautiful, and when vocalist Jack Senff howls and screams, it really feels like he is tearing his heart out- but that he’s doing it for you. Like that first love you always find yourself thinking about, Merchant Ships feel like an accurate document of what was both a wonderful and trying time- every moment is real, brutally honest, and makes you feel happy to be alive. Music like this, you always come back to.