Today, surf-punk band The Frights share a brand new track called “CRUTCH” available now on all streaming services. “The whole skeleton for the song, ‘CRUTCH’, came to me in the shower,” explains front man Mikey Carnevale. “I jumped out and forgot to wash my hair and started immediately writing lyrics. It’s a song about our band. About how it can simultaneously be the coolest thing in the world and the only thing I actually hate.”
In “CRUTCH”, perfectly noisy guitars, lively rhythms, and Carnevale’s signature vocals emphatically crescendo into a cathartic expression of musical frustration and elation.
The San Diego-based band including Carnevale, Richard Dotson (bass), Marc Finn (drums) and Jordan Clark (guitar) announced their signing to Epitaph with the song “Valentine’s Sux” earlier this year.
Formed in 2012, The Frights made their debut with 2013’s Dead Beach EP and released their self-titled full-length later that year. Their sophomore album You Are Going To Hate This arrived in 2016, debuting on the CMJ Top 200 chart. Produced by FIDLAR’s Zac Carper, You Are Going To Hate This earned acclaim from outlets like Brooklyn Vegan (who praised the title track as a “super catchy blend of Weezer, SoCal pop punk, and Burger-y garage rock”).
The Frights are on tour now in the UK and will be revealing more information on an album later this year.
THE FRIGHTS TOUR DATES
May 17 Brighton – The Great Escape
May 21 London – The Black Heart
May 22 London – The Lock Tavern
May 24 London – The Moth Club
May 25 Manchester – Dot To Dot Festival
May 26 Bristol – Dot To Dot Festival
May 27 Nottingham – Dot To Dot Festival