Taut emo with a bit more contemplative guitar playing in the background, Nesting is one of those efforts that will continue to yield new twists and turns multiple plays in. The band is able to tell fans a multitude of stories with this layered approach. Building upon the style of early Taking Back Sunday and Alkaline Trio, An Old Friend refers back to the halcyon days of emotive rock while putting their own fingerprint upon the style. The touching vocals, the bombast of the switch from stanza to chorus, and as production that is immaculate catapult Nesting into our end of the year lists.
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