An Old Friend just released a stunning new video for Nesting. It’s the perfect way to set the tone for the weekend.
An Old Friend hail from Long Island, and they proudly draw from the punk, hardcore, and emo tradition that their region is famous for. Echoes of adventurous bands like Explosions In The Sky and Pianos Become The Teeth (whom they’ve played with) are apparent in their sound.
But, as songs like “Nesting” demonstrate, they’ve developed a style all their own, and one that can’t be comfortably categorized. An Old Friend is ferocious yet comforting; they’re confrontational yet magnetic; they’re impulsive and occasionally dizzying, but never bewildering. Because of the formidable talent of these musicians, they’re able to harmonize all of the contradictions and produce music that truly deserves to be called progressive.