The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture has shared new single ‘With You Tonight’ from his band Summer Moon.
Earlier this year, Fraiture unveiled a demo of the track featuring Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, The Like’s Tennessee Thomas and guitarist Lewis Lazar. This re-recording features a new-look line-up of Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins on drums, Uh Huh Her’s Camila Grey as vocalist/keyboardist and the Airborne Toxic Event’s Noah Harmon on guitar.
As well as playing bass in The Strokes, Fraiture released solo album ‘The Time Of The Assassins’ under the name Nickel Eye in 2009.
Listen to the single version of ‘With You Tonight’ below.
Speaking in a recent interview with Noisey, Fraiture discussed the origins of Summer Moon’s music and why he decided to team up with his friends in order to make music.
“I had some songs that were going to be the second solo album for Nickel Eye, but then I kind of got lonely and decided to play with some other people,” he said.
“The most important thing to do for me was to do something different and not the typical band setting,” he added. “Even having two girls and two guys, it’s an interesting dynamic. We have good chemistry, which I believe is super important, you know, almost 70 per cent of the band’s identity falls on that. It’s eclectic, diverse, and really fun.”
Fraiture also revealed that Summer Moon will record an album in the near future. “We’re working towards releasing a full-length album and eventually touring it and continuing the momentum that’s been built up until now. The chemistry within the band is something we all enjoy, we’re looking forward to whatever comes beyond.”
Summer Moon made their live debut in December 2014.