It’s late. One thing i’ve noticed growing up is that the world makes sense in the way piecemeal chunks of information and experience gradually fuse together to form wholes. That i met this album at age fourteen, and met Maximillian Colby quite discretely around eighteen, only to find a few years ago that this album’s title, 4am Friday, was the time Avail were informed of Bob from Maximillian Colby’s death. Things come together. They were friends. It’s personal stuff i shouldn’t really have a window into, but thanks to the bare-all world of hardcore i do. It’s this information and connection that made me reappraise and pick back up an Avail i had left behind.