Epitaph Records is pleased to welcome surf-punk band The Frights to its roster. The San Diego-based band features Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar), Richard Dotson (bass), Marc Finn (drums) and Jordan Clark (guitar).
Today, The Frights share their new song “Valentine’s Sux.” With its sticky melody and bouncy rhythm, the sing-along-ready breakup anthem touches on everything from bummer dinners at Benihana to bad barber-shop-quartet-related life decisions.
“‘Valentine’s Sux’ was really fun to write mainly because I was in the middle of writing our next record,” says Carnevale. “I’d been on that every day for a long time, so it was a good break to write something funny. Is this what is feels like to be Weird Al? Just constantly happy? So sick.”
On February 14, The Frights will headline The Fonda Theatre in L.A. for a special Valentine’s Day show celebrating the release of this track. Thee Commons will join as support.
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”).
“We couldn’t be more excited to start a new path with Epitaph,” says Carnevale. “Some of our favorite bands have been on this label and it seems pretty bizarre that we’re joining them. Super, super stoked.”
March 9 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
March 10 Phoenix, AZ – Flying Burrito Fest
March 12 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
March 13 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
March 14-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 Dallas, TX – Trees
March 19 New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA
March 21 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
March 22 McAllen, TX – Yerberia Cultura
March 24 Houston, TX – In Bloom Festival
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