Veteran Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel has released his debut solo record today 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 local retailers and online at iTunes, Amazon, and Fans can also stream the record at Spotify and at
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 standout tracks like "Rattled," "Belle 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.
Lieutenant 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 -

Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at
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