Lieutenant releases debut album


Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel has released his debut solo record under the moniker Lieutenant. The album, ‘If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week,’ is available now from Dine Alone Records at your local retailer and online at iTunesAmazon, and You can also stream the record at Spotify and at, and you can take a listen to Belle Epoque via YouTube below.

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Lieutenant marks a milestone in Mendel’s career, showcasing his abilities as main songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the quintet. Called “an impressive marriage of Sunny Day’s intimate soul-purging and Foos’ powerful guitar heft” (, ‘If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week’ features the tracks RattledBelle Epoque, and Believe The Squalor.

Lieutenant will be performing shows later this month with a live lineup that will include Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes) on bass, Paul “Pablo” Wilson (Snow Patrol) on guitar, Jesse Wood (The Naked and Famous) on drums and the record’s producer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet) on keys. Tickets are on sale now.

Tour dates:
March 18 – Austin, TX – Bungalow (Dine Alone Showcase)
March 19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater (101X Showcase)
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/Back Stage –
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 –

For more information on Lieutenant, visit

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