Jul 04, 2020
Richard Dotson, Mikey Carnevale and Marc Finn of The Frights. Photo via The Frights' official website.

Music Monday: The Frights

Hailing from San Diego, The Frights are a three-piece surf punk band that formed in 2012. Their style is a form of punk-rock music derived from surf culture.

The current lineup consists of singer and guitarist Mikey Carnevale, bassist Richard Dotson and drummer Marc Finn.

After a slew of EPs (extended plays) and an album, The Frights signed to indie label Dangerbird Records in 2015 and released a second album “You Are Going to Hate This” in 2016. The album was produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper.

“You Are Going to Hate This” is the best album to listen to when getting into The Frights because it is the most recent and, sound-wise, perfectly describes where The Frights currently stand at as a band.

The lead single from the album is called “Kids” and describes the need as a young adult to leave your parents’ home and the subsequent pressure of living on your own, getting a real job and missing how easy you had it living with your parents.

The Frights have approximately 77,870 monthly listeners on Spotify. That number could grow with The Frights’ track record of constant touring with popular groups in the underground punk scene, where they share their music with a wide variety of audiences.

The band is co-headlining a California tour in February with Orange County-based band The Garden.

There is a Fresno date on the tour scheduled for Feb. 24 at Strummer’s, a local venue in which The Frights played twice in 2016 — once as a headline and once with Oakland-based band SWMRS.
You can find The Frights on Twitter and Instagram at @thefrights.

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