Brand new Nik Freitas song & tour-only EP

It’s not every day that Nik Freitas emails us a brand new song and news of a tour-only-EP (filled with brand new songs!), but today was one of those days!

Nik’s 5-song EP, “Center of the World” will be for sale at all of his upcoming shows (dates below). And you can also catch him on tour this fall with Broken Bells.

Listen to “Center of the World” at Nik’s website.

Nik Freitas on Tour

No shows booked at the moment.

“Sun Down” in stores, KCRW Top Tune

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Nik Freitas’ “Sun Down” was chosen as KCRW’s Top Tune this past thursday!

Freitas’ Team Love debut, Sun Down is in stores now (both CD & LP).

Mp3s
Sun Down
All The Way Down

Purchase “Sun Down”
Nik Freitas – Sundown CD Price: $11.00

Nik Freitas – Sundown 180g LP Price: $13.00

 Nik Freitas – Sundown ITUNES  Price: $9.90

(LP comes with free download card!)

Nik Freitas, Simon Joyner release day!

Nik Freitas’ Team Love debut “Sun Down” is available today at your favorite record store! You may also of course order it from our online store.

Also in stores is Team Love’s re-release of Simon Joyner’s 1994 album “The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll”.
Simon Joyner
Javelinorder “The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll”

Nik Freitas
Sun DownOrder “Sun Down”
All The Way DownOrder “Sun Down”

Nik will be on tour for pretty much the entire summer with Rilo Kiley and Johnathan Rice/Maria Taylor respectively. Dates below!

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The Berg Sans Nipple with M83, Nik Freitas with Rilo Kiley

The Berg Sans Nipple will hit the road with M83 this spring in support of their new EP De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

bsn_cover.jpg Born from the same sessions as their recent and stellar release, Along the Quai, and beyond, this EP, De La Morte ou De L’Amour, will delight existing fans and draw new listeners to the flame. As always they perfectly meld the organic and electronic preparing the listener for any number of intense situations ranging from Battle to Carnivale to Funeral to Wedding. Available April 29 through your favorite digital retailer.

Stream “Agrestic Origin” from De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

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THE BERG SANS NIPPLE W/ M83 TOUR DATES

Tue 05/20/08 Echoplex Los Angeles CA
Wed 05/21/08 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Fri 05/23/08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sat 05/24/08 Richards On Richards Vancouver BC
Sun 05/25/08 Neumos Seattle WA
Wed 05/28/08 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN
Thu 05/29/08 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Fri 05/30/08 The Mod Club Toronto ON
Sat 05/31/08 Cabaret Music Hall Montreal PQ
Mon 06/02/08 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA Berg Sans
Tue 06/03/08 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Wed 06/04/08 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
friday 6 whitney museum–wordless music series free show
Sat 06/07/08 Black Cat Washington DC

Nik Freitas will open a handful of shows this spring for Rilo Kiley in support of his new record, Sun Down, which will be available on May 6.

Sun Down (mp3)
All The Way Down (mp3)

NIK FREITAS W/ RILO KILEY TOUR DATES

Thu May 15 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
Sun May 18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Mon May 19 Denver. CO Ogden Theatre
Tue May 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed May 21 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu May 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri May 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Sat May 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Sun May 25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon May 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed May 28 Toronto, ONT Pheonix Theatre
Fri May 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat May 31 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sun Jun 01 Northampton. MA Calvin Theatre
Mon Jun 02 New York, NY Terminal 5

Nik Freitas is the SPIN.COM Artist of the Day

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Nik will hit the road with Rilo Kiley this May. Dates below.

Thu May 15 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
Sun May 18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Mon May 19 Denver. CO Ogden Theatre
Tue May 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed May 21 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu May 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri May 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Sat May 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Sun May 25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon May 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed May 28 Toronto, ONT Pheonix Theatre
Fri May 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat May 31 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sun Jun 01 Northampton. MA Calvin Theatre
Mon Jun 02 New York, NY Terminal 5

Please welcome Nik Freitas!

freitasNik Freitas’ Team Love debut Sun Down — equal parts wry, warm and sonorous — is the end product of several years of ups and downs. Freitas writes, plays, engineers and produces every note on his records. Not that he’s got a lot of expensive gear. A visit to his Poppy Peak studio/shed reveals that Nik is working low-budget minor miracles, The kind of miracles one receives via hundreds of hours on Craigslist.

One listen to Sun Down and you know you’re hearing a certain hard-won grace.It all began several years ago for Freitas, when a co-worker sold him an antique piano that was “used by a street musician before the dawn of the Casio.” Nik taught himself how to play the thing, and it became the cornerstone of his three earlier records, Here’s Laughing at You, Heavy Mellow and Voicing the Hammers. tl-30small.jpg

Sun Down is a succinct, concentrated record that will take the listener from Paul Simon’s Graceland to David Bowie’s Hunky Dory. Each song — each moment — is endowed with a striking mix of self-possession and gravity. There is no reaching, no going for the gold, just ten lovely four minute thesis statements.

Sun Down will hit stores on May 8. Pre-Orders (CD and 180g-LP) are now available and will ship two weeks early.

LISTEN
Sun Down (mp3)
All the Way Down (mp3)

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