Culture Abuse Share New Song Calm E, Announce New Album For Summer!
On June 15, California’s finest punk rockers Culture Abuse will release their second album Bay Dream. Featuring new single Calm E, Bay Dream is the Bay Area-bred band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), Bay Dream follows Culture Abuse’s 2016 debut Peach. The album elevates their melody-heavy garage punk to a new level, drawing inspiration from artists as eclectic as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and reggae legend Billy Boyo.
Calm E includes the line, ‘Well hello my lonely rollercoaster / I’m comin’ up so please scoot over’, an adorable turn of phrase and some of frontman David Kelling’s finest work to date, we would argue.
Check it out:
With the album’s lyrics largely informed by David’s recent relocation from San Francisco to Los Angeles, physical and emotional movement play off each other effortlessly throughout Bay Dream.
“I wrote songs in my head until I got a guitar,” says David in reflecting on Bay Dream’s expansive sonic palette. “Just going after the sound that I think each song needs individually, so the sound is in constant change.”
Along with David, Culture Abuse features guitarists John Jr and Nick Bruder, bassist Shane Plitt, and drummer Ross Traver. Formed in 2013, the band signed to Epitaph Records earlier this year.
Next week, Culture Abuse will kick off a spring tour with Turnstile and label mates Touche Amore.
U.S tour dates
9 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
10 Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
11 Chicago, CA – Bottom Lounge
12 St. Louis, MO — Fubar Saint Louis
13 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
15 Salt Lake City. UT – In The Venue
17 Seattle, WA – The Corazon
18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
19 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
22 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
24 Austin, TX – Barracuda
25 Dallas, TX – RBC
26 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
27 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
28 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
29 Birmingham, AL – Saturn Bar *
30 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe
1 Nashville, TN – The End
2 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar *
5 New York, NY – Warsaw
6 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
7 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
*Culture Abuse, Touche Amore, and Razorbumps (No Turnstile)
UK/European tour dates
8 Donnington Park Download Festival
9 Manchester — Gorilla
10 London — Electric Ballroom
12 Amsterdam — Melkweg
13 Paris – Petit Bain
15 Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
16 Hamburg – Logo
18 Leipzig – Conne Island
19 Prague – Eternia
20 Berlin – So 36
21 Karlsruhe – NCO Club
22 Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
23 Schessel – Hurricane Festival
24 Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival
25 Poitou-Charentes – La Mars
26 Decines-Charpieu – Warm Audio
29 Antwerp – Sommer Glom @ Kavka
30 Munster – Vainstream Rockfest
June 9 – 13, 16, 25 – 26 with The Bronx
June 18 – 21 with Modern Life is War and Cro Mags
San Francisco punks Culture Abuse have decided “to no longer continue with this band” following allegations of sexual misconduct regarding frontman David Kelling.
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