San Diego surf-punk band The Frights have shared a new song called “Over It.” The track appears on their third album Hypochondriac, which comes out Friday.
Hypochondriac was produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper, who produced the latest albums from SWMRS and Dune Rats. On “Over It,” The Frights bring Carper’s kinetic production to a raw yet catchy track that starts out stark and quickly turns explosive.
With its nonstop outpouring of frustration (sample lyric: “I’m not sick at all, I’m just sick of you”), “Over It” echoes the instinctive songwriting process behind Hypochondriac.
“The writing flowed pretty naturally,” says Mikey Carnevale, vocalist/guitarist for The Frights. “I went through quite a lot of bullshit since the last record…so, I had a lot to talk about. It’s mostly personal stuff, so I tried to make venting entertaining to listen to.”
Mixed by Rob Kinelski (Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Thirty Seconds To Mars) and mastered by multiple-Grammy Award-winner Greg Calbi (Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs), Hypochondriac is now available for pre-order with special merch bundles at www.TheFrights.com.
To celebrate the release of Hypochondriac, The Frights will play a hometown show at The Observatory North Park on Friday. They kick off their massive Hypochondriac North American tour with a sold out show on September 8 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and finish on October 18 at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. The Frights will also play Riot Fest Chicago on September 14 and 15. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at TheFrights.com.
THE FRIGHTS TOUR DATES:
Aug 24 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park (with The Marias and The Grinns)
Sep 8 Santa Ana, CA Observatory - Sold Out
Sep 9 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sep 11 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sep 12 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Sep 14 + 15 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
Sep 16 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Sep 20 Dallas, TX Trees
Sep 21 Austin, TX Barracuda
Sep 22 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Sep 23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
Sep 25 Orlando, FL The Abbey
Sep 27 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Sep 28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
Sep 29 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger
Oct 3 Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel
Oct 4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Oct 5 Boston, MA Royale
Oct 6 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 7 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
Oct 10 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Oct 11 Detroit, MI Shelter
Oct 12 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Oct 13 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Oct 16 Sante Fe, NM Meow Wolf
Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
All dates except 8/24 with Hunny and Hot Flash Heat Wave
A couple of months after graduating from high school, Mikey Carnevale and bassist Richard Dotson got together as The Frights to play a one-off, 30-minute set as sort of a joke. The feeling they got from the crowd in their hometown of San Diego inspired them to become a “real” band, almost in spite of themselves. Along the way, they recruited Marc Finn (drums) and released You Are Going To Hate This (also produced by Zac Carper) in February 2016. Jordan Clark (guitar) added to the band's musical prowess in the ensuing year of touring around North America. Having recently made their highly successful UK debut with headline shows in London and appearances at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot, The Frights can’t wait to play their new material on the Hypochondriac North American tour this fall.