Dear Reader,

When I first started touring Europe with The Blood Arm in the early 2000s, reviewers would call the music I was making “indie”. That used to bother me. I thought my songs were rock & roll, punk, anything but this meaningless-all-encompassing term. How dare they classify me?

As I got older, I came to appreciate what it actually meant—community. I’m grateful for that.

Indie, I love you.

Yours faithfully,

Nathaniel Fregoso