San Francisco’s rowdiest punks, CULTURE ABUSE, are continuing their non-stop touring ways after the release of their 2016 debut full length, Peach, available now from 6131 Records. The band will kick of the summer of 2017 supporting their critically acclaimed LP with a run of US East Coast tour dates, shows in Hawaii, and performances in the UK and EU at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Lowlands Festival, and Pukklepop Festival, with more tour dates to be announced soon. See full list of dates below.
Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, Peach, the San Francisco Bay Area band drop hints with every song — power pop melodies collide with punk grit, garage rock swagger meets hardcore aggression, and there’s even an upstroke or two — but never give the listener enough to definitively put them in a box. And that’s just the way they like it.
Recorded with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios, Peach is an eclectic album that represents a band finding their sound, and that sound is anything they want it to be. The album sees the band lean full tilt into the Nuggets-inspired garage punk only hinted at on their more hostile early work, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack. The result creates a barrage of outsider earworms that might be hard to label, but aren’t hard to sing along to instantly. This refreshingly try-anything approach to songwriting makes for an unpredictable listen that is somehow simultaneously cohesive, a testament to Culture Abuse’s ability to wrestle disparate styles into something all their own.
Culture Abuse don’t care what kind of band you think they are, and after listening to Peach, you’ll be too busy singing along to care either.
…has you progressing from foot tapping to head nodding to dancing and jumping around in a matter of minutes.” – The Fader
“…where noisy punk and easy to love pop-rock blend together for a listening experience that’s as energetic as it is evocative.” – Stereogum
“…reimagines Bob Mould’s Sugar as a hardcore band.” – CLRVYNT
06/01 Honolulu, HI @ The Manifest
06/02 Honolulu, HI @ In4mation (Culture Abuse curated art show)
06/03 Honolulu, HI @ Hawaiian Brian’s
06/10 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Loud Boys, Bested
06/11 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus (North Side Fest after party) w/ Simon Doom, QTY
06/14 Charleston, WV @ Bully Trap Barber Shop w/ Rat Ship, Headrush
06/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs w/ Night Sins
06/16 Boston, MA @ Hardcore Stadium w/ Fiddlehead, Restraining Order, Jinx
08/18 Amsterdam, NL @ Lowlands Festival w/ Iggy Pop, Ty Segal, more
08/19 Hasselt, BE @ Pukklepopp Festival w/ At The Drive, Death Grips, more
08/25 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival w/ Muse, Liam Gallagher, more
08/27 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival w/ Muse, Liam Gallagher, more