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Culture Abuse stream new song, “Goo”

Bay Area punk / surf / indie rockers Culture Abuse have released a new song called “Goo”.

The track follows up on last year’s long player “Bay Dream”, and arrives via Epitaph Records. The band have also announced that they will play a free show at London’s Old Blue Last tonight for Vice’s Old Blue Last Beer “supercans” launch party.

Check out the track using the player below.



Culture Abuse announce tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some upcoming tour dates, including some headlining dates from June 6th – July 6th.

You can check out all of the dates and locations below.

Culture Abuse last released Bay Dream in June 2018 via Epitaph Records.


DS Staff Picks: Jay Stone’s Favorite Albums of 2018 (w/Spotify playlist)

Hey boys and girls, Jay Stone checking in with yet another year-end list. I’m the dopey one on the left up there. Anywho, as is par for the course, I put way more than ten albums on my “top ten” list, because rules are for squares or whatever. I tend to have a tough time coming up with a definitive number one, but my choice here has occupied that spot for the last eight months and never really got knocked off. A lot of the top half of the list is almost interchangeable based on my current mood, and might have even changed in the time between when I typed this list and when I actually published it. There’s a pretty extensive (fifty-ish song) Spotify playlist that features at least a couple tracks from each of these releases, so check it out and maybe find some new music! Check it all out below!



Culture Abuse embark on world tour, announce Fender guitar giveaway

SF punks Culture Abuse kicked off a two month world tour in Washington, DC, last night. In honor of the event, the band also announced a tag-team giveaway with Fender as a way to try to give someone their first guitar. Here’s Culture Abuse frontman David Kelling:

My Dad found the first guitar I ever got on the side of the road; it must have gotten run over and skid along the highway because it had a bunch of holes in the body.  He filled it up with plexiglass and rubber cement — so it weighed a ton — and a lot of the frets were completely dead.”  He continued,  “I’d wanted a guitar for a long time but my parents didn’t get me one.  They thought I would never be able to play because of my Cerebral Palsy. It affects my right side (so I’m left handed), but my right hand can’t hold any chords or even a pick, really. It’s not that they weren’t supportive of me, but I think they didn’t want it to bum me out if I actually couldn’t do it.  So I just learned how to play guitar my own way.  I played every day and took that guitar everywhere with me.  My parents saw how far I’d come, so for Christmas, they gave me my cousin’s old nylon-stringed kids’ acoustic guitar that she never touched and it sat for years in the sun, warping and cracking all of the wood. I was embarrassed by it so i covered it with band stickers (thankfully for punk rock), but I still remember the first time I strummed it; a guitar where every string and fret worked — it was beautiful. I was in 7th grade then and I still have that guitar to this day and take it everywhere with me. I wrote every song for every band I’ve been in on it, and that was the only guitar I ever owned until Fender gave me this Jaguar. But what do I need multiple guitars for when there’s probably some kid out there, just like me, wishing for the tools to figure out their own way through life?
Sound inspiring and wanna get in on it? To win, all you have to do is email [email protected] (or DM on Instagram @Cultureabusefanzine) and tell them what winning this guitar would do for you or someone you know. Meanwhile, head below to check out where you can see Culture Abuse on this run.
Culture Abuse are touring in support of their stellar sophomore album, Bay Dream, on Epitaph Records back in June.


Culture Abuse announce new album, release music video

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced that they will be releasing their new album Bay Dream on June 15th via Epitaph Records.

The band has also released a video for their first single from the new album, “Bee Kind To The Bugs.”  You can check out the video below.

Culture Abuse released their debut album Peach on April 8th, 2016 through 6131 Records.



The Bronx announce European tour with Culture Abuse

The Bronx have recently announced a string of European dates scheduled for the end of June, with Culture Abuse opening for five of the six dates. You can see the full list of dates below. This tour follows a full North American tour that The Bronx announced earlier this year.

The Bronx last released V in 2017 via ATO Records and Culture Abuse last released “Peach” in 2016 on 6131 Records.



Turnstile, Touche Amore and Culture Abuse detail tour

Turnstile, Touché Amoré and Culture Abuse are have announced a lengthy US tour. The tour will begin April 9th in Cleveland, OH and wrap May 7th in Boston, MA.

Full details of the tour and ticket links are below.



Culture Abuse release video for “So Busted”

SF punks and recent Epitaph Records signings Culture Abuse have released a video for debut label single, “So Busted”. The track was released last month.

You can watch the rather cool video below.



Culture Abuse sign to Epitaph and release new track “So Busted”

SF punks Culture Abuse have signed to Epitaph Records. The label made the announcement today, along with with releasing the band’s debut label single, “So Busted”, which has an accompanying lyric video. You can watch it below.

The band, who formed in 2013, released their debut album“Peach” last year on 6131 Records. There are a series of UK headlines and supports coming up through the summer.



Culture Abuse announce UK and Europe tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some headlining shows in the UK as well as a few European dates where they will be supporting Tigers Jaw.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th, 2016 through 6131 Records.



Culture Abuse announce summer tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some summer tour dates that will see them spending 3 days in Hawaii before heading over to mainland USA and then making a couple festival appearances in Europe and the UK.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th, 2016 through 6131 Records.



DS Staff Picks – GellmanB’s Top 10 Punk Albums of 2016

Hello, my name is Brian and I’m new to the DS team. I’ve been helping out here since July, and it’s been great. Although I am happy for this year to come to an end, it has been quite an interesting year for music, myself, and my friends. The picture above captures my boy Hunter and me scarfing on some legit NY pie this summer. Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about MY top 10 punk records of the year. There were so many wonderful EPs this year, that I had to split up my list to cover what were some of my favorite, and most anticipated releases of the year.

Click here to see my top 10!



Music Video: Culture Abuse – “Dream On”

San Francisco punks Culture Abuse have released a music video for “Dream On,” which is taken from their debut album Peach. You can check it out below.

Peach came out in April through 6131 Records. Culture Abuse will be touring the US with Touché Amoré and Tiny Moving Parts next month.



Culture Abuse announce U.S. tour with Touche Amore and Tiny Moving Parts

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced U.S. tour dates with Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré and Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts. You can check out the dates below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th through 6131 Records. Head over here to listen to the LP.



Album Review: Culture Abuse – “Peach”

On the very first song “Chinatown,” California punk group Culture Abuse lay out their manifesto of sorts: “Gotta gotta gotta live the way you wanna.”  On their debut album, Peach, the band lives the way the want and makes music just exactly the way they want to.  The songs start with a fuzzy garage punk foundation, and then adds everything from catchy power-pop choruses, aggressive almost hardcore sections, and some keyboard and string arrangements for good measure.  And while there might be a lot of different parts going into this thing, the end result is a fun, cohesive, and catchy album.

Immediately after “Chinatown,” the band comes in with “Jealous,” which if you can make out the fuzzed-out vocals on your first listen, you will easily be singing along to it on your next listen.  This theme continues throughout the whole album.  For being a debut full length, the band already seems to have perfected their brand of swaggering garage punk.  The drums are at times all over the place, but consistently keep the tempo of the songs going.  The guitar buzzes along, mostly playing typical power chord arrangements, but always keeping the songs sounding fun.  And when the guitar goes off and plays something different, it grabs your attention.  The vocals are just as fuzzy as the guitar, which can be a little off-putting at first, but it’s easy to warm up to them, and eventually it feels as if the vocals are just another instrument adding to the overall feel of the songs.

Some of the songs don’t stand out as much as others.  Tracks like “Don’t Worry,” and “Turn It Off,” aren’t quite as catchy as the others, and they don’t have anything else interesting going on to really make an impression.  But then you get songs like “Yuckies” or the aforementioned “Jealous,” which are just catchy masterpieces to make up for it.

Peach is a fantastic debut for Culture Abuse.  It sounds like they already know their sound and aren’t afraid to play around with it.  As can be expected from a debut album, not every song is a winner, but the ones that are definitely make this an album worth checking out.

4/5 Stars