Congratulations, Dyan!

Congratulations to my longtime creative partner, Dyan Valdés , on her debut as a solo artist! If you haven’t heard it yet, please listen to her magnificent new single “Fade Away” via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records. It’s fantastic!

Here we are, a few years back, at a Stereo Total concert. Scroll through to see a bit of our music-loving and music-making history: The Strokes, Nick Cave, The Blood Arm and Mexican Radio. It’s been a wild ride and I’m happy she’s rocking on her own now!

Photos by Maurice de la Falaise, Joe Dilworth, Nora Heinisch, Andrea Augustin, Petra Valdimarsdóttir

Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & the Bountiful Hearts

Zitty Berlin

Our self-titled album comes out this Friday via RIP Ben Lee Records. You’ll find links to our videos here and here and a pre-order on Bandcamp right here. zitty Berlin gave it three-out-of-four Zs and said:

“That Fregoso likes risking a thick lip, you know the biggest hit of his band The Blood Arm: “I love all the girls and all the girls love me.” Also, the solo debut of the Berliner-by-choice starts with fanfare and the song title “I’m a Star”. But Fregoso 60s-70s-infected Indie-Glam Rock is fun and sometimes sounds like the Strokes in a show suit.”