Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack features today with frontman Ryan Boone of My Fictions. The band just released a new split with The Saddest Landscape, so make sure to pick it up here.
In this week’s feature, Ryan talks about his love for Codeine. Listen to songs by Codeine here and check out what Ryan had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Ryan Boone:
The majority of the music I listen to is fast and aggressive. There are plenty of mellow bands that I also enjoy, but nothing really affected me the way punk and hardcore did. Then one day, I stumbled upon a band named Codeine.
I found out that Cave In got their name from a song on Codeine’s first LP, Frigid Stars, so I decided to check it out. “D” was the first track that I heard. It was perfect. I thought the agonizingly slow tempo and clean melancholic guitar paired with Stephen Immerwahr’s voice was the perfect combination.
I thought, in contrast to the anger of punk and hardcore, Codeine’s music was depressing in a very honest and relatable way. The sadness of their music was so clear, like a person dragging themselves through the worst kind of day. Listening to a band that resonates with you in that way, that expresses a feeling you’ve felt so many times but could never related to anyone over, was something really powerful.