Nik Freitas is an American singer-songwriter from Visalia, California, and currently residing in Los Angeles. Freitas began his career as a staff photographer for Thrasher Magazine taking skate photos before turning his attention to music full-time in 2001. He released his first album, Here's Laughing At You, in 2002. In early 2008, Freitas 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'.