Band: The Frights
Label: Epitaph / Indigo
The Frights have announced an August 24 release date for their new album, Hypochondriac. The third full-length from the San Diego surf-punk band,Hypochondriac is their Epitaph Records debut.
Today, The Frights have shared “Me And We And I”—a song whose candid lyrics, playful instrumentation, and bittersweet melody perfectly capture the tone of Hypochondriac.
“Hypochondriac is the most comfortable I’ve been with a record thus far,” says Mikey Carnevale, vocalist/guitarist for The Frights. “I care a lot about these songs because they’re embarrassing and personal.”
Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper, Hypochondriac follows The Frights’ 2016 album You Are Going To Hate This and marks a period of major creative growth for the band (whose lineup also includes bassist Richard Dotson, drummer Marc Finn, and guitarist Jordan Clark).
“I had started to brainstorm where I wanted to go with this record basically the day we released You Are Going To Hate This,” says Carnevale. “At first, I overthought the hell out of it, due to coming down from the high of making our first real album in a real studio with a real producer. So it took about a year or so until I realized that I’m not special, and I just forced myself to sit down with an acoustic guitar. What came of that, I think, is a confessional album that I never assumed a band like ours would make.”
Formed in 2012, The Frights made their debut with 2013’s Dead Beach EP, releasing a self-titled full-length later that year. Also produced by Zac Carper, You Are Going To Hate This debuted on the CMJ Top 200 chart and earned acclaim from outlets like Brooklyn Vegan (who praised its title track as a “super catchy blend of Weezer, SoCal pop punk, and Burger-y garage rock”). Having recently made their highly successful UK debut with headline shows in London and appearances at festivals like The Great Escape, The Frights are scheduled to perform this September at Riot Fest in Chicago.