Nik Freitas Readies New Solo Album

LA musician Nik Freitas is putting the final layer of polish on his fifth solo album, which will be out sometime early this summer.

Released on Little Record Company, the album came together when Freitas took a break from touring in Broken Bells and The Mystic Valley Band (with Conor Oberst).

Freitas will be revealing parts of the new record while he tours in support of the Submarines. You can see them here:

4/7/11 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar

4/9/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

4/11/11 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

4/12/11 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

4/13/11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore

4/15/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

4/16/11 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

4/18/11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

4/19/11 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

4/20/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

4/22/11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

4/23/11 – Montreal, PQ @ Casa del Popolo

4/25/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

* all dates with The Submarines



Broken Bells Announce New EP

Broken Bells has just announced they will be releasing a new EP, Meyrin Fields, on March 29th. The duo made up of Danger Mouse and James Mercer (from The Shins) have planned to continue on with the Broken Bells’ which we thought was just a one time deal. It’s only four tracks, but hell, it’s better than nothing, right?

1. Meyrin Fields (previously released digitally)
2. Windows (previously unreleased)
3. An Easy Life (included on itunes LP album release)
4. Heartless Empire (previously unreleased)