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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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  1. 2.28.2019
    London, United Kingdom
    Dr. Martens Boot Room
  2. 4.19.2019
    San Diego, CA
    The Observatory North Park
  3. 5.4.2019
    Cleveland, OH
    Agora Theater & Ballroom

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Cut and glued and xeroxed and made cassette tape inserts and a zine, then printed 100 of each. Now to start cutting… https://t.co/BdhmZom05B

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Just sent @steadycraig a new unreleased CULTURE ABUSE song we recorded ourselves. I wonder what he will think. LISTEN ALREADY

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I (david) am producing a record for the first time ever and I’m so fucking excited. Recorded the last couple days a… https://t.co/PmC0ysUFHg

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LONDON! Spread the word. ALL FREE ALL AGES https://t.co/u1oMqurDjT

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Anyone in LA have any Maxell 35-90 UD Tape?

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