Bay Area quintet Culture Abuse deliver scuzzy post-punk at it’s most primal with “Nicotine,” the a-side to the band’s upcoming Spray Paint The Dog 7″. Due out this coming Tuesday, February 17th via 6131 Records (pre-order), the band premiered the track, unleashing their own blend of chaotic noise rock, deviant garage punk, and elements of hardcore. Their sound blends abrasive dissonance and infectious hooks, creating a warped and pummeling sound, bursting with catchy earworms and crushing riffs.
“A fast-paced mix of quick classic punk guitar lines and hardcore power chords, the track is like repeated jabs to the face with well-placed hooks to keep from telegraphing the punches” – Stereogum
“Nicotine” follows Culture Abuse’s very NSFW “Perfect Light” video which made its debut earlier this year on Noisey, earning the band comparisons to METZ, Pissed Jeans, Eagulls, and Ceremony. Culture Abuse have found the perfect balance of being uncompromising, unpredictable and ultimately an undeniable force of deviant punk excess.STREAM CULTURE ABUSE’S “NICOTINE”VIA STEREOGUM:
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02/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside [Record Release]
02/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
03/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Sabertooth Zombie, Creative Adult & more
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los GlobosSan Francisco Bay area band Culture Abuse are a wild pack of animals that have been stirring things up along the West Coast since Fall 2013. Their amalgamation of hardcore / punk with an almost psychedelic rock vibe is unlike anything ever heard before, feeling both vitally important and on the brink of disaster all at once.
Following the digital release of their debut EP, The Day Dreams of Nothing, 6131 Records quickly jumped at the chance to work with this incredible band. In Fall 2014, Culture Abuse recorded three new songs, two for this single (teasing an album to come later in 2015) and one included on a 12″ vinyl reissue of their debut. The songs on this Spray Paint The Dog7″, “Nicotine” and “Perfect Light”, demonstrate their ever-evolving style, moving deeper into a pop-driven aesthetic. Culture Abuse are channeling the drugged-out, melodic sounds the Bay Area delivered in the late ’60s, yet are still remarkably refreshing.
Culture Abuse’s Spray Paint The Dog 7″ will be released by 6131 Records on February 17th.