ABOUT

Blood Urchin is an original instrumental surf band, very noisy and horror-themed. Me? I'm a Jew from Hawaii/New York and have been in the wonderful city of New Orleans over 6 years, and we now need a screeching keyboardist / organist to fill out the surf sound. Real surf, instrumental and dark, dreamy and foreboding. (Sometimes happy!) I have a catalog of original surf songs that Dick Dale wishes he wrote. Influenced by my Russian Jew heritage and black metal.
I have a practice space with drums/bass/guitar rigs AND two JBL 515 powered speakers that are great for an organ. I also have a Korg digital piano w/ the Roland 60s organ sound module, just in case you don't wanna lug around your own rig to practice.
Had a surf band in Boston in 2003-2004 but then I moved here and pursued a film sound career, which was successful at the cost of the band... Now this band must reform!
Call Dan at 504-220-8948 or "dan_izen" at ya-hoo. I'm not a paying member so I can't contact you.
Don't call if you're threatened by candor, please. Punkers are most welcome.

Screen name:
Dan Izen
Member since:
Dec 08 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Age:
42 years

Influences

Doo Wop, Dipset, Queers, Ramones, Rancid Hell Spawn, Smersh, Daisuke Tobari, Trashwomen, Mummies, Phantom Surfers, Guitar Wolf, Teengenerate, Screeching Weasel, Cinerama, Wedding Present, Smiths (including everything Morrissey has ever done), We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Cure, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Venetian Snares and other breakcore, Xasthur, Striborg, Spektr, Horna, The Shining, 70s Turkish, Indian, and Thai funk, and of course everything truly experimental, including otherworldly soundscapes, harsh noise, field recordings, etc.

Members Of Band

We've got me, Jew Urchin on guitar, Iron Urchin (Steve) on bass, and Old Urchin (Dave) on drums, and Smoke Urchin (Artiom) on organ.

EQUIPMENT

2 strats, a sweet 80s japper longhorn guitar, a p-bass, 1971 Fender Twin (The Battleship), Eden bass amp w/ a 15" & 4x10" cabinets, a cheapo drum set (sounds ok though [Dave has a couple sweet sets], Slingerland snare and Iron Cobra dbl kick pedal), Korg SP-280 digital piano w/ Roland sound module (w/ 60s organ sound card).
Plus - tons of recording equipment including Schoeps mics and a sweet Tascam 38 (8-track 1/2" open reel tape)

MUSIC