The Frights You Are Going To Hate This on LP + Download
A hormonally charged garage-surf-punk mess of driving rhythms and reverb drenched riffs with 50's rockabilly references as fresh as the faces of this San Diego band. It's all held together by front man Mikey Carnevale's vocals pivoting effortlessly from hook-up to breakup, from croon to wail. Fidlar's Zac Carper handles production duties for the band's second album, You Are Going To Hate This, which brilliantly captures the unbridled energy of the Frights' live shows while letting their exuberant dirty doo-wop shine.
A spirit of exploration and excitement is evident on all ten songs on You Are Going To Hate This from the upbeat exuberance of "All I Need" to the fuzzed-out blur of "Puppy Knuckles" and tender vulnerability of "Growing Up." In the same way the title track is rooted in Doo-wop's past but slides toward punk's future, the album seems to largely exist outside of time and is more focused on finding that perfect hook than fitting in with a specific genre.