Name: The Coffin Daggers
Genre: Surf Psychedelic Punk
Geographical Area: U.S., Europe (based in NYC)
Interview by email with the band on 9/5/08
Viktor Venom - Guitar, Theremin, Echoplex
Eudocia Rodzinak - Keyboard
Peter Klarnet - Bass
Pete Martinez - Drums
Vik started this thing back in 1999. We've gone through quite a few lineups since then. Peter Klarnet joined up in late 2000; Pete Martinez in 2006; and Eudocia joined us in early 2007.
Link Wray, The Ventures, Shadows, Henry Mancini, Dick Dale, Early Pink Floyd, and The Cramps
Approximately 70% original and 30% covers.
have you done?
One full-length album, two 7in's and an EP. The band has been on numerous compilations including most recently, Live at Asbury Lanes on Headshop Records. We're currently finishing our next full length album to be released...as soon as possible.
Vik plays out of a mid-60s blackface Fender Pro Rerveb together with a tank and an echoplex. Eudocia normally plays a Vox Continental.
Peter's a heretic and plays with a mid-70s Peavy but out of an old blackface Fender bassman. Pete (the other one) sports Ludwig most of the time.
What is your bandís favorite
Things that don't taste awful.
Mostly luck, with a little pluck thrown in for good measure.
New York is a dreadful place to play gigs. So we now only play at Otto's when we do play in New York. Otherwise we play elsewhere. Life is too short for a room full of uptight hipsters on trust funds who are too worried about looking cool to act impressed.
10. What positive attributes does your band have that sets you apart from other bands (of any genre)?
Our sound. We're not overly consumed with reproducing a particular sound from the past -- we're far more interested in producing something that sounds interesting.
What have you
found to be the single most effective promotional tool youíve used to further
your bandís musical path?
What do you
hope to get out of being a NESMA member?