Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack features today with frontman Andy Maddox of The Saddest Landscape. The band just released a new split with My Fictions, so make sure to pick it up here.
In this week’s feature, Andy talks about his love for Dinosaur Jr. Listen to songs by Dinosaur Jr. here and check out what Andy had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Andy Maddox:
I very vividly remember the first time I heard Dinosaur Jr, it was on a mixtape that a girl I was completely glued up on made me. One side Dinosaur Jr and the other their off shoot Sebadoh (who are also great but that is another story) and I wore the shit out of that tape and she of course broke my teenage heart but it all made sense. There was comfort and heartache in those songs, I was not alone but it still felt intimate, and it all felt right.
Every time I hear Keep the Glove or Thumb I am immediately calmed, it is audio comfort food and it always does the trick, and even now every time I hear Raisans or Not You Againgoosebumps crawl up my spine, total perfection. I love this band.
And whether intentionally or not all these years later they are still influencing my songwriting from the hummable yet dirty fuzzed out guitar parts and barely intelligible lyrics to the driving drum beats and quiet interludes Dinosaur Jr did it first and it rules.