Codaphonic began in Nashville, TN during the summer of 2005 when three friends, Cody Newman (guitar), Taylor Jones (bass) and Justin Harris (drums) came together out of a deep appreciation for literate pop/rock music in the tradition of The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, XTC, Jellyfish and Ben Folds. Shortly thereafter, the band began work on their first EP, Good Morning Radio, which was released independently in late 2006. The EP is “filled with catchy hooks, strong melodies, and enough ‘ooh’s and ‘aah’s to break through the deepest gloom” (Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene). But underlying the bright pop exterior are lyrics that combine the introspective with the ironic, and the heartfelt with the humorous. The independent release was well received and the press took notice that this initial offering "augurs great things for the future" (Gina Morris, Evolution of Media).
For this full-length record, The Ballad of Codaphonic, the band returned to the same team that helped them record the EP, local engineers/friends Mike Paragone and David Axelrod. Supplimented by horns, strings and even steel guitar, the new album successfully expands the band's sound while maintaining their unique voice as showcased on the first EP. From the opening two minute rocker "Never Slows Down" to the album closing ballad, "Beethoven's Birthday," The Ballad of Codaphonic carries the listener through a variety of diverse, intelligently crafted pop/rock songs.
Codaphonic’s music is organic and alive, constantly growing and exploring new ways in which to more fully realize their sound.