Nik Freitas - Saturday Night Underwater
850 W Lincoln St
Phoenix AZ 85007
Freitas has toured his own music extensively and has been the opening act on many U.S. tours for such bands as Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Azure Ray. In early 2008, Nik became a member Conor Oberst's Mystic Valley Band. For the next two years, Freitas played guitar on and toured for Oberst's 2008 self titled solo album, and 2009's 'Outer South', including having two of his own songs featured on 'Outer South'.
In Feb. of 2010 Nik joined the live performing band for the Danger Mouse and James Mercer project Broken Bells, and spent the year playing guitar on the road with the band.
Between all the touring, Nik was recording his own music at his home studio in Los Angeles. With the constant movement, limited time and space, and after playing electric guitar in bands for the previous few years, Freitas began incorporating electronic instruments more into his music. Guitar solos and live drums were now being replaced with old early 80's synthesizers and drum machines, mixing organic acoustics with analog sound generators, Beats, and digital swells.
With a small window in between touring with Broken Bells, Nik self released a 5 song E.P. entitled 'Center of the World' in October 2010 which was followed by a mini US solo tour. The small collection of songs were taken from these new recordings spanning 2007 to 2010.
Released June 1, 2011
01. Saturday Night Underwater
02. The Light
03. Hold That Thought
04. Little Man
06. Let It Be Known
07. In The Frame
10. My Only Sail