San Francisco’s rowdiest punks, CULTURE ABUSE, have teamed with CLRVYNT magazine to premiere their music video for “Dream On” one of the infectious blasts of fun from their debut full length, Peach, out now via 6131 Records.
Culture Abuse is that rare band that can throw anything at the wall and make it stick, and “Dream On” is a perfect example of this ability. The song takes punk, hardcore, grunge, and garage, and blends them into the kind of a surprisingly cohesive mix that permeates Peach. CLRVYNT put it best saying “[Culture Abuse] reimagines Bob Mould’s Sugar as a hardcore band” and that “Dream On” and it’s accompanying video “is a perfect crystallization of that sound.”
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 toPeach, you’ll be too busy singing along to care either.
Peach is available now, and CULTURE ABUSEhave announced another lengthy run of tour dates to support the album. The band’s North American tour will see them playing shows with Touché Amoré, Tiny Moving Parts, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Creepoid, Drug Church, and many more. See full list of dates below.
09/22 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar +
09/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel +
09/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
10/12 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
10/13 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
10/14 Lansing, MI @ The Loft *
10/15 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *
10/16 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
10/17 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room *
10/18 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
10/20 Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox *
10/21 Montréal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
10/22 Providence, RI @ The Met *
10/23 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom *
10/24 Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom *
10/25 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *
10/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus %
10/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
10/28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s *
10/29 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By the Sea *
10/31 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater *
11/01 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage *
11/02 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
11/03 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room *
* w/ Touché Amoré, Tiny Moving Parts
+ w/ …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Creepoid
# w/ surprise special guests, Creepoid, Cologne
% w/ Drug Church, Neaux