Since their 2013 self-titled debut, The Frights have embodied a carefree vulnerability, setting their most awkward and painful
feelings to a wildly joyful surf-punk sound. On their fourth studio album Everything Seems Like Yesterday, the San Diego-based
band twist that dynamic to deliver their most emotionally direct body of work to date: a collection of songs written and performed
solely by frontman Mikey Carnevale, each track matching its stripped-back simplicity with both raw outpouring and intense
Everything Seems Like Yesterday first took shape through a handful of songs Carnevale wrote on acoustic guitar back in fall 2018.
"Hypochondriac was the first time I'd ever written that way, and it felt really therapeutic," he says, referring to the band's
2018 Epitaph debut. "It pushed me to get much more into the craft of songwriting-as opposed to mostly writing songs for people
to mosh to-and it felt right to keep going with that on this record." Carnevale originally intended to release this acoustic
material as a solo album, but had a change of heart upon sharing his new songs at a series of shows in San Diego and L.A. "All the
guys in the band came out and the response was pretty positive, so I started to think this might be something more than a bunch
of songs to put online for free," he says. Carnevale soon enlisted bassist Richard Dotson as a producer, and the two bandmates
set off to record at Carnevale's grandmother's cabin in Idyllwild, California.