Given it’s themes of isolation, madness and loneliness, it is fitting that a band whose name is derived from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, was formed during the early stages of a global pandemic.
New York alternative rockers RODERIK are comprised of the fragments of bands that once reverberated through the vibrant Long Island music scene. Singer/songwriter Jake Anthony Salazar & guitarist Jay T. Sutherland set out with bassist David P. K., and drummer Danny Nugent, to rebuild and reformulate.
Combining musical elements with visual representation, RODERIK showcases the honest truth of Salazar’s dark lyrics, stemming from his life experiences, ongoing battle with depression and influence from the dark side of literature and cinematography.
“Many books and musical instruments lay scattered about, but failed to give any vitality to the scene” – Edgar Allen Poe
RODERIK’s musical soundscape is one that mirrors their dexterous array of influences. The band’s recent singles “Save Me”, “American Dream” and “You’ll Never Know” bring a foundation of alternative rock and post-hardcore, deftly infused with elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B.