“If you’ve ever wondered what might happen at the intersection of Keith Haring’s artworks and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, look no further than the music video for “Kids,” a track by self-described “garage-surf-punk mess”… The video (which was made entirely by the San Diego-based three-piece from start to finish) intersperses hand drawn props with found footage to create a visually powerful metaphor for growing up. It presents a nostalgic fever-dream of childhood, with lead singer Mikey Carnevale running away from home and hitting the road with his blow-up doll girlfriend, leaving behind his heartbroken parents (played by bandmates Marc Finn and Richard Dotson). “Marc looks really good as a mom,” Carnevale jokes. Much like the video’s imagery, “Kids” lyrically expresses the familiar need to leave your parents’ home (“Have you ever felt the pressure building in your brain / Growing up is suicide and it’s driving me insane”) as well as the scary reality of trying to make it on your own (“We left our homes at last / I miss my mom and dad”). Carnevale’s grungy vocals combine with wobbly guitar riffs and the frenetic energy of the drums into a sound that is both upbeat and decidedly punk rock—a sound heard throughout The Frights‘ recently released LP You Are Going to Hate This, which was produced by FIDLAR‘s Zac Carper.” — via Interview
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