Lieutenant’s debut album available now

If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, the debut solo project of Lieutenant (Nate Mendel of Foo Fighers / Sunny Day Real Estate), is out now. Stream the album in full via NME.

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If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week Track List:
1. Belle Epoque
2. The Place You Wanna Go
3. Believe The Squalor
4. Rattled
5. Prepared Remarks
6. Some Remove
7. Sink Sand
8. Artificial Limbs
9. Lift The Sheet

Mendel entered Foo Fighters’ studio, Studio 606, in August of 2012 with meticulously constructed demos, arrangements and melodies worked out for each of the songs. With the help of drummer Joe Plummer (The Shins, Modest Mouse) the two laid down the backbone of the record, tweaking the tracks as they went along, while producer/engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet) joined Mendel in studio to assist with the infamous Neve console.

During the recording, Mendel and Kasai hosted a slew of guest musicians in the studio including guitarist Page Hamilton (Helmet) and Josiah Johnson (Head and the Heart) who appear on “Believe The Squalor” and vocalist Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate) and Foo Fighter bandmate/guitarist Chris Shiflett who appear on “The Place You Wanna Go.”

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 as heard on standout tracks like “Rattled,” “Prepared Remarks” and “Belle Epoque.

Lieutenant has a string of forthcoming tour dates with labelmates Yukon Blonde, including multiple appearances at SXSW. See below.

March 18 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Dine Alone Showcase)

March 19 – Austin, TX – SXSW (101 X Presents @ ACL Live)

March 21 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @House of Blues –

March 23 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In –

March 24 – Columbus, OH – The Basement –

March 26 – Washington, DC – Black Cat/BackStage –

March 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s –

March 28 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge –

March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus –

April 1 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club –

April 2 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room –

April 3 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle –

April 5 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge –

April 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour –

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