Independent label Dine Alone Record has partnered with revered musician Nate Mendel to release his first solo album, 'If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week,' under the moniker Lieutenant!
Mendel, also known as bassist for popular rock band Foo Fighters, highly influential emo act Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft, is venturing into uncharted territory as the primary songwriter, guitarist and singer for his first solo project, Lieutenant.
After two decades of honing his technique on bass, Mendel was determined not only to learn to play the guitar and sing, but also to develop his songwriting if for no other reason than to prove to himself he could succeed. If a decent album came out of it, then all the better.
The album that resulted was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet) in Foo Fighters' Studio 606 and features a slew of guest musicians; Page Hamilton (Helmet), Joe Plummer, (Modest Mouse), Josiah Johnson (Head and The Heart), Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), and Foo Fighter bandmate Chris Shiflett.
Despite only recently picking up the guitar and vocals, Mendel finds a natural groove on 'If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week.' The music draws listeners in with sincere lyrics and keeps them moving with echoed, jangly guitars.
Title: If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week
Release Date: 13 Mar 2015
Catalogue No: DA129
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Alternative
Primary Audio: DA129
Subtitles: Universal Music