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PREMIERE: Ryne Ziemba Releases New Music Video For “The Hook”

As we wrapped up our premiere week, we are teaming up with Ryne Ziemba for the release of his new music video for the single “The Hook,” which was directed by E.J. O’Hara, the director of the NYC cult web series, Zhe Zhe. It also features renowned actor and theatrical clown Ed Malone as the devil in a mashup of old silent movies and 90’s videos by the band Pulp.

Partially inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy and renaissance painters, the video features Ryne Ziemba trying to play it cool while being heckled by the devil.

Zamba adds “The Hook” is a song written to express the desired non-chalance of someone in turmoil. It is an anti-love song yearning to distract from the strong feelings eating away at a person’s desire to connect. The song was arranged to pay homage to Motown-era rhythms and Marc Ribot-esqe lounge guitar. It was written, arranged and recorded in Brooklyn, NY. All parts were played by Ryne Ziemba except the drums, which were played by Dan Romans.

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.

Stream the album here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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