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Culture Abuse's sophomore album Bay Dream is available now. 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.

With the album’s lyrics largely informed by Kelling’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 Kelling 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 Kelling, 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.

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@cultureabuse

Will play for weed, food, and drinks as well https://t.co/Ofh4yvv0Vt

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@cultureabuse

Collab with photographer Jess Williams from the notorious NYC Warsaw night one! https://t.co/FW8Y6uJ2Y2

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@cultureabuse

Played America’s Hardcore thank you @TripleBRecords

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@cultureabuse

Cody from The Blood Brothers, Head Wound City & JR Slayer rocked with us in LA to start the set. Learning GOO liter… https://t.co/fJdW4jiLqy

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@cultureabuse

Jim Carroll from American Nightmare, Hope Conspiracy, SUICIDE FILE & Spiral Heads Got up and rocked with us last ni… https://t.co/YhU4ilqGmF

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TOGETHER. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. I love you https://t.co/ez9vrOKXzT

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@cultureabuse

I hate standing on a stage in front of people. I hate having my photo taken. Trying to work on a better self image… https://t.co/uqAfu3iWYZ

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When @danbharris is in the pit tonight, will he mosh or pogo?

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New York, I won’t take mushrooms before the show tonight, tomorrow... who knows

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