Nik Freitas is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Visalia, California, currently residing in Los Angeles. Freitas began his career as a staff photographer for Thrasher Magazine where he traveled the world taking skate photos until turning his attention to music full-time in 2001. Since then, Freitas has released four records, almost all of which were produced entirely by him (he plays every instrument).
Spiritually similar to musicians like Harry Nilsson, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith, his fourth album, Sun Down was released in 2008 by Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records, which shone a warm bright light on the talented songwriter.
You might not know it, but Nik‘s been orbiting around us. He’s participated in Oberst‘s back-up band, the Mystic Valley Band, performing two of his own songs on their debut album Outer South, he’s been a touring member of the James Mercer (The Shins) and Danger Mouse collaboration Broken Bells, even playing drums with Jenny Lewis. He’s a journeyman, quietly being there for others. Now he’s on the cusp of releasing his most vital work to date.
Park The Van is pleased to be releasing Cavalo Morto, a self-produced masterpiece. Performed by Nik Freitas, and recorded to tape and ready for your ears on January 31, 2020.