Nick Kizirnis is a Dayton, Ohio-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a distinctly moody Indie-Rock/Americana sound refined over decades of solo and collaborative musical experimentation. Combining penetrating lyrics and atmospheric guitar, Nick's music is the essence of catharsis for those enduring life’s rockiest roads.
The new album out March 15, 2024 on LP and CD from ATOM Records.
Dayton, Ohio-based Nick Kizirnis is a songwriter and guitarist with a distinctly moody Indie-Rock/Americana sound refined over decades of solo and collaborative musical experimentation. A musical trailblazer with a diverse track record both on and off stage, Nick has recorded with The Breeders (“The Dirt Eaters”) and Tobin Sprout (Guided by Voices), opened for a wide-range of bands including The Pixies, Man or Astro-Man, Dick Dale, Guided by Voices, Dave Alvin, The Breeders and Fugazi, had his songs feature on Reality TV shows like LA Tattoo, Road Rules and The Real World, and released 2 albums with The Mulchmen and several solo albums — one of which, The Distance, was dubbed ‘‘a quintessential American record’ by Stereo Embers and ‘damn fine music’ by Power Popaholic.
Building on influences ranging from Link Wray to The National, and from Guided By Voices to Neko Case, Nick’s penetrating lyrics and atmospheric guitar have won the hearts of a growing and diverse global fanbase. His music's innate relatability is more poignant than ever in the context of his latest album, Every Moment: recorded remotely during the darkest depths of lockdown and finalized in person, the creation of the album itself echoes the catharsis his music induces in those enduring life’s rockiest roads.
“Every Moment was written and recorded with Jim Macpherson (The Breeders, Guided by Voices), Kate Wakefield (Lung), Daisy Caplan (Foxy Shazam, Lung), Kyleen Downes and Tod Weidner, and includes guest appearances by Paul Livingston (Trash Can Sinatras) and Tobin Sprout (Guided by Voices).
The first single, the title track “Every Moment” features Kizirnis’ both heaviest and atmospheric guitar riffs in years alongside the explosive rhythm section of Jim Macpherson (The Breeders, Guided by Voices), Daisy Caplan (Foxy Shazam, Lung). Tod Weidner and Kate Wakefield round out the song with textural guitar and backing vocals and Kizirnis explores themes of love, impending existential crises and being at the brink of collapse. Good topics for an album written and recorded during uncertain times.