Nik Freitas is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
living in Los Angeles, CA.A self taught musician and engineer,
Nik records and plays everything on his albums. He has released
4 records since 2002, the most recent being 'Sun Down' in 2008.
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
With a small window inbetween 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 the past
. Now that there is some free time, Nik is happy to announce that
the new songs have been made into a brand new record.
Check out Nick's latest self released record on