Nick Kizirnis
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Nick Kizirnis

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"Greetings From Planet Stupider"

The only thing stupider than a greeting from the planet stupider would be an instro fan not picking up this fine slab of instro delight. The Mulchmen are an immensely talented trio hailing from Dayton. Fitting right in with the mix of things in their sometimes odd and different musical surroundings. The Mulchmen are Nick Kizirnis (cruise director), Brian Hogarth (Co-Pilot) and Gregg Spence (Navigator). I figure that is lead guitar, bass and drums in that order.

Big Beef Records has some prime cuts coming from their studios on this rainbow-colored outing. You can't quantify it as surf yet the influence is echoing in the distance. This is instrumental rock. How do you stick a group like this in a particular genre? You just can't. Tabbed as surf-rock, they prove time and again that it's a very narrow description of their diverse sound. Their range is too far into the distant galaxies of instrumental wanderings to be categorized. This is a really good example of how to use your talent and explore and experiment with music. It's much easier to do when you don't have to sing a note. Let the music do the talkin'. It speaks loud and clear and it works.

I found this group and their music to be entirely enjoyable. I am scratching my head and wondering why I haven't heard more of these guys. They really cook. The group never lets up and is in a fine tuned mode of synchronization. Get smarter and listen to "Greetings From Planet Stupider" instro heads!! - MUZIKMAN


Into the Loud (ATOM Records)
Go Crazy Pop (ATOM Records)
Greetings From Planet Stupider (Big Beef Records)
Louder Than Dirt, Thicker Than Mud! (Big Beef Records)
All the News That's Fit to Surf 7" EP (recordhead)
Maginificent Propaganda Opportunity (Simple Solution Records)



If a resume could equal CD sales, Dayton, Ohio's Nick Kizirnis would have a wall lined with gold records. Often compared to a modern day Neil Young, Kizirnis is happy to play rock one day, surf instrumentals the next, and perhaps wrap the week up in a swing, rockabilly outfit.

Kizirnis' first "solo" record is a 15 track CD on ATOM Records titled Into the Loud. The disc is best described as "classic Dayton alternative rock," if such a term exists in a city where Guided by Voices and The Breeders rose to national acclaim.

On Into The Loud, Kizirnis is helped by former GBV and Breeders drummer Jim MacPherson, as well as John Shough, Maery Lanahan, Todd Robinson and "Crazy" Joe Tritschler - all adding to that "Dayton sound." There is even a GBV cover tune, Hank’s Little Fingers.

Into The Loud is an upbeat, catchy record that has melodies and chords that will stick in your head for days. Some alternative rock stations have already started playing Stood Looking Both Ways, Messenger, and the title track Into The Loud. Kizirnis plans to do some touring to support the record, which will feature songs from the new disc, but also tunes from…

Eyesinweasel - Nick’s 2002 project with former GBV guitarist and vocalist Tobin Sprout. As a side note, Nick also played on Tobin’s latest solo CD.

The Mulchmen - a surf-instrumental trio that released two CDs on Big Beef Records and which still continue to have solid sales numbers.

Cage - his mid-90’s rock band that was featured in Spin Magazine and Alternative Press.

Nicky Kay and His Fabulous Kay-tones - a current band that plays swing, rockabilly, and country tunes. They released Go CRAZY, Pop! in 2005.

Besides the previously mentioned bands, Kizirnis has also played with The Jet Age, The Obvious, and on numerous other CD releases and projects.

The Kizirnis resume is long and varied. He’s even had a CD named after him – Real Lulu’s We Love Nick. So pick up a copy of Into The Loud and keep your eyes peeled for this music veteran to come roaring through your town, to put on a show that will be varied and rock solid from start to finish.