OF NIGHT AND LIGHT is an independent three-piece post-hardcore / post-punk band formed in Buffalo, New York in 2015. The band consists of Joseph Kinem (guitar, vocals), Cameron Thibault (bass, guitar, backing vocals), and Nick Badeau (drums). While originally created as a side project, the band officially became an active pursuit for the members in 2017.
Inspired by the genre-bending styles of bands such as Thrice and Saosin, Of Night And Light combines dynamic vocals with delayed, rhythmic guitar chops, aggressive overdriven bass riffs, and eclectic drum fills to create a full-bodied sound that moves from the quiet, effect-laden swells of indie rock to heavy instrumentals and breakdowns more reminiscent of hardcore and metal. The band is noted for their raw, high-energy performances with the use of multiple vocalists, guitar effects, lively percussion and bi-amped/octave bass providing the illusion of a second guitarist filling out the soundscape.
Their eponymous first studio album Of Night And Light was released autonomously in September 2017 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and followed by a supporting tour of the northeastern United States. In 2018 the band made their debut on the final run of Vans Warped Tour trailed by a full east coast U.S. circuit with a follow-up studio EP slated for the coming year.
“...you need to hear this week.”
— Maggie Dickman, Alternative Press
Of Night And Light (album)
"The eight track album is a slickly produced post-hardcore expedition that moves seamlessly through over driven basslines, reverberated drums, and heavy guitars."
— Cory Perla, The Public
Of Night And Light (band)
"...a force to be reckoned with."
— Chandler Poczciwinski, The Uncharted Hour