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Neukölln, 2011

Back in 2011, when posing in front of a gun shop seemed like a good idea.

Photo by Nat Davies.

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Everyone But You

Here’s Joel Isaac Black in 2011, masterfully using a vintage Akai sampler. You can hear the sampler at the top of our song “Everyone But You” off of our self-titled debut album. The album was recorded at The Cave Studio in L.A. with Josiah Mazzaschi producing. Josiah was wonderful to work with and entertained every half-decent idea. When we approached him about sampling monkey sounds at the top of a song, he was on board. Joel and I played the cheeky monkeys, and if you know us, that makes a lot of sense.

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White Trash Fast Food, 2011

2011: Fresh off the airplane and into the Keller. Joel Isaac Black comes in from Dallas and we put together a band, consisting of Jack Wharton and Adam Neal of Eight Legs. Afterwards, we DJ with Dyan Valdes at one of White Trаsh Fast Food ‘s legendary indie parties. We quickly learned that we weren’t in L.A. anymore. The night raged on. Check out the photo evidence below.

Photos by Nilina Mason-Campbell , Ali Bell

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Ten Years in Berlin

Ten years ago today, I moved from Los Angeles to Berlin in search of a better life. I’m happy to report that I found it.

A big kiss goes to my wife Alison Bell for expanding my horizons. 

Endless thank yous go to my best pal Dyan Valdés, who got here first. 

Zebastian Carlisle and Joel Isaac Black, I love you guys, thank you for your continued support and encouragement along the way. 

There are too many other people to list here, but you know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Here’s to another ten!

Photo by Dörte Bundt

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Recording at The Cave

Here are a few shots of the Bountiful Hearts recording at Josiah Mazzaschi’s The Cave, back in L.A., October 2010. This is the lineup that helped me develop the songs on Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & the Bountiful Hearts. Randy Billings, Becky Gebhardt and Joel Isaac Black are all extremely talented musicians who poured their energy and magic into the album and made it something special. Listen to it this Friday on your favorite streaming service via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records.

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Bountiful Hearts DE

Here you have portraits of Bountiful Hearts DE which featured Robert Kerner on guitar, Dino Gollnick on bass and Joel Isaac Black on drums. These were taken before our gig at the former Bang Bang Club in Kreuzberg which is now called Maze. Our album will be released via RIP Ben Lee Records on 30. October. Pre-order here.

Photos by Dominik Wojcik.