Today, San Diego surf-punk band The Frights share a lyric video for their new song “No Place Like (Not Being) Home.” The track is off the band’s new album Hypochondriac set for release on August 24 on Epitaph. Album pre-orders are available at thefrights.com
According to front man Mikey Carnevale “‘No Place Like (Not Being) Home’ is a love note to being on tour. I live in San Diego and I’m really happy about that, so leaving home to drink myself to death for months at a time can get depressing. Everybody who has ever toured has had the best time of their lives and the worst time of their lives all in one month. And then finally coming home and decompressing with the people you love. And drinking water again. Gotta hydrate baby.”
Watch the lyric video for “No Place Like (Not Being) Home now:
Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper (SWMRS, Dune Rats), mixed by Rob Kinelski (Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, 30 Seconds To Mars) and mastered by multiple Grammy Winner Greg Calbi (Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs); 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).
The Frights have also announced a 26-date North American tour in support of Hypochondriac. The tour will kick off on August 24 in the band’s hometown of San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park. The tour will conclude in Phoenix, AZ at Crescent Ballroom on October 18. Tickets are on sale now at thefrights.com
A couple of months after graduating from high school, Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar) and Richard Dotson (bass) 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 (produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR) in February 2016. Jordan Clark (guitar) added to the band's musical prowess in the ensuing year of touring around North America.