Posted in music on December 16, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Nest

One of the more influential bands of late has been '90s-era rockers Hum, whose injection of shoegaze and post-rock into their bashing alt-rock formula has been showing up in Balance & Composure, certain Title Fight songs, and more. Another new band to pick up on this sound is Nashville four-piece Nest. The band are planning to release a new EP, Hadal, on January 14 via Broken Circles (pre-order), and its lead track, "Father Adder," makes its premiere in this post. The song starts out with hushed, airy vocals and a bell-like melody that sounds like Sigur Ros might be an influence here too. But it's not long before the wall-of-sound guitars come piling on and passionate post-hardcore howls enter, making "Father Adder" a big a punch of atmospheric rock that holds up against a lot of the bands that paved the path for this kind of thing.

Stream "Father Adder," along with another EP track and the tracklist, below...

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Nest - "Father Adder"

Nest - "A Moving Swamp"

Hadal Tracklist:
1. Father Adder
2. A Moving Swamp
3. Stairs-Stares
4. Lamia (Lakeside)
5. Handa In A Hole
6. Father Adder (vinyl-only bonus track)
7. Stairs-Stares (vinyl-only bonus track)

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Tags: Nest

Comments (8)

The members of Hum would hate this garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 12:24 PM

None of the elitist nerds on BV are going to understand this music. Really solid stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 1:12 PM

Surprisingly unique, I love it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 1:38 PM

Lol. "The members of Hum would hate this garbage." Guess what, you don't get to speak for anyone but yourself.
I think this track is great. It reminds me of what I like about instrumental post-rock bands I listen to, but with that added listenability of actually having good lyrics, sung by a good voice.
Also,to the columnist, "brooklyn vegan" is a really weird way to identify one's self. What do you do? Are you a professional vegan or a professional resident of brooklyn?
Only joking. :P

Posted by Andrew | December 16, 2013 2:39 PM

Not nearly heavy enough to be compared to Hum.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 7:03 PM

HA hurry everyone lets take someone seriously who describes Transatlanticism as "barely tolerable"
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nest, you guys rule

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2013 8:41 AM

Don't be an idiot. Band rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2013 12:50 PM

People who say shit like "band rules." need to be fucking shot

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2013 1:05 PM

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