Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel goes solo as Lieutenant, shares “Believe The Squalor” — listen


    Nate Mendel is best known as the bassist for two celebrated rock bands: Foo Fighters and the now-defunct Sunny Day Real Estate. Now, he’s striking out on his own with a solo project called Lieutenant and will release his debut LP If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week on March 10th via Dine Alone Records.

    The nine-track effort was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet) and recorded in between Foo Fighters’ sessions at the band’s own Studio 606 in Northridge, California. Though Lieutenant is ostensibly a solo project, Mendel is joined by a wealth of marquee guests, including Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk, and The Shins drummer Joe Plummer, among others. Mendel’s backing band proves just as star-studded, composing Kasai, The Bronx’s Jorma Vik, Snow Patrol’s Paul “Pablo” Wilson, and Fleet Foxes’ Christian Wargo.

    As a preview of the LP, Mendel has shared “Believe The Squalor”. Moody and atmospheric, the track has a tangible wistfulness in its glistening guitars and alt pop chorus. Listen in below.


    If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week Tracklist:
    01. Belle Epoque
    02. The Place You Wanna Go
    03. Believe the Squalor
    04. Rattled
    05. Prepared Remarks
    06. Some Remove
    07. Sink Sand
    08. Artificial Limbs
    09. Lift the Sheet

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