Matt and Kim

In celebration of its 10 year anniversary we’re going on a US tour playing our album GRAND in its entirety! (as well as a bunch of other songs.) For a couple reasons we were on the fence about doing this tour for the past year and decided we NEEDED to do it.

GRAND changed me and Kim’s lives, and so many people have told me how it was a part of theirs. One girl told me she woke up to “Daylight” everyday as her alarm in high school and THEN walked down the aisle to it at her wedding. I’ve been honored to see so many tattoos with the lyrics “Thinking about tomorrow won’t change how I feel today” from the song “Lessons Learned.” All the athletes who have mentioned “Don’t Slow Down” has made it into their playlists (including Ronda Rousey!). And then there’s the TV shows and movies that I was so excited wanted “Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare” (people still tweet at us about hearing it playing in “Community” when they’re watching it.)

Never mind the platinum record we have on our wall or the VMA on our mantle from this little album that we wrote and recorded ourselves in my childhood bedroom… which even still had all my skateboarding & snowboarding posters all over the ceiling.

We’re really excited about this… some of the songs off GRAND we’ve never even played live before! It’s a one-time-only-tour and I hope you all can make it out, it’s gonna be special.

With love,
Matt (and Kim)

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. The Frights signed to Epitaph in early 2018 and got to work on Hypochondriac. Like You Are Going To Hate This, the band’s third full-length was produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR (who’s also produced albums for SWMRS and Dune Rats). But for Hypochondriac, Carnevale took a more deliberate and exacting approach to his songwriting, resulting in The Frights’ most nuanced work to date. After a sold out show at The Observatory North Park in their hometown of San Diego the same date as the release of the album, the band embarked on the Hypochondriac headline tour that is documented on their upcoming live album.


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