Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel Shares Details About Lieutenant’s Debut Album
Last year, Foo Fighters fans were on the edge of their seats as bassist Nate Mendel announced a new project under the moniker Lieutenant. While details were sparse, we were given a taste of what to expect in the form of track 'Belle Epoque.' Today, Mendel has unveiled all the details we could ask for -- including a release date for the band's debut album.
This record marks unchartered territory for the Foo Fighter as he is the chief songwriter and frontman for Lieutenant. In August of 2012, Mendel entered Studio 606 (the Foo Fighters' studio) with drummer Joe Plummer and built the foundation of 'If I Kill This Thing.' Toshi Kasai -- who has worked with the likes of the Melvins and Helmet -- produced and engineered the album, as well as assisted with Studio 606's infamous Neve console (now a household name thanks to Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary).
It wasn't all Plummer and Mendel, though; throughout the recording, they invited several musicians into the studio, including Helmet's Page Hamilton, Head and the Heart's Josiah Johnson, Sunny Day Real Estate's Jeremy Enigk and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett.
If you missed Lieutenant's recent string of warm-up gigs in Southern California, don't fret: spring 2015 dates will be announced soon. Until then, enjoy a couple of brand new tracks from Mendel and company, including 'Believe the Squalor (via Stereogum) and 'Rattled,' below:
'Believe the Squalor'
'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’
5. 'Prepared Remarks’
6. 'Some Remove’
7. 'Sink Sand’
8. 'Artificial Limbs’
9. 'Lift The Sheet’