“Ride Til We Die” by Ryne Ziemba, is an absurdist love song that embraces the weirdness of wanting to connect emotionally with another person in spite of a world where nothing is permanent or stable. The song draws textures from soul music, glam rock and shoegaze to create an odd pop tune, which was recorded in Ryne’s practice space/studio in Brooklyn. The song features Ben Jaffe from Pill on saxophone, E.J. O’Hara from the band Hennessey on bass and Dan Romans on the drums.
We are pleased to team up with Ziemba for the awesome video of “Ride Til We Die,” which was filmed while trespassing at a small train yard adjacent to a cemetery. Set against the serious backdrop of commerce and mortality, it celebrates fun and playful elements of both solitude and bonding as inspired by surrealist silent films, rap videos, & buddy comedies. The visual captures the quirky and offbeat essence that makes the track itself special.
After years of riding freight trains around the U.S., Ryne Ziemba landed in NYC and spent a few years supporting other songwriters and bands in the Brooklyn music scene as a lead guitar and synth player. It wasn’t long before he started experimenting with DIY production and landed on the ragged, sweaty, swaggered style evocative of his mother swamp, Florida, for his debut e.p.: Dirty Sunset #1.
In Dirty Sunset #1, Ryne seeks to conjure the musical stylings of the ghosts of boisterous garage rock and laid-back psychedelia in a whirlwind of songs that promise to leave the listener wanting more.
While primarily a singer and guitar player, Ziemba wrote all the parts for Dirty Sunset #1 and then recorded session musicians, such as Pill’s Ben Jaffe (on saxophone), to realize his musical vision. Ryne even built a vocal booth out of scrap wood in the back of his Bushwick apartment.
Ryne Ziemba has also just recorded his first solo full-length, Cataclysmos, which will be released in Spring of 2019.