Watch Lieutenant Lyric Video for “Belle Epoque”


Lieutenant, the side project of Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel, has released a new lyric video for Lieutenant-Group“Belle Epoque,” a stand out track from the band’s debut  If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week.

In this video, the lyrics for “Belle Epoque” are scribed upon a myriad of notepads, giving great insight into the words Mendel is pushing forward.

Featured on the album – which came out March 10 through Dine Alone Records – is Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett (on “The Place You Wanna Go”), Page Hamilton (Helmet), Josiah Johnson (The Head and the Heart), Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), as well as drummer Joel Plummer (The Shins, Modest Mouse), who was in the studio from the beginning.

As for touring, Mendel has recruited Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes) Paul ‘Pablo’ Wilson (Snow Patrol), Jorma Vik (The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx), and Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet) to round out the Lieutenant live roster.

“The music is probably not altered by having come later in life, but the lyrics would be,” said Mendel of his solo work during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I wouldn’t have thought it appropriate to speak about love, or deeply personal topics when I was younger. I would have seen it as too prosaic, but those topics were what came to mind while writing, so I used them.”

Tour Dates:

03/24 – Columbus, OH @ Basement
03/26 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat Back Stage
03/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
03/28 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
04/02 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/05 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

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