The Frights have signed to Dangerbird Records. The garage-punk trio will release their first album for the label, You Are Going to Hate This , on Feb. 12. The deal between the band and the label is just for one album, but in a phone interview guitarist Mikey Carnevale says their period of shopping for labels ended once Dangerbird expressed interest.
"They were the first one that got back to us, and it worked out," he says. "It's a small label but everyone's super cool."
The album was produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR, with whom the band has twice shared a stage. Carnevale admits to being a fan, and when he approached Carper about playing more shows with the band, he got a counter-offer he couldn't refuse.
"We had played two shows with them in the past two years. They're one of my favorite bands—I have a FIDLAR tattoo," he says. "So the third time I saw them I asked Zac, 'can we go on tour with you?' And instead he proposed recording an album."
This marks the first time the band has ever worked with a producer, and as a result of a fruitful collaboration, Carnevale says it's the best set of music they've recorded.
"There's was no real pressure. When I wrote these songs, they were completely different than what they became," he says. "Sound-quality wise, this is way better than anything we've done before."
Hear the title track to the album at Soundcloud.com/dangerbirdrecords.
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