Today the Bay Area-bred band Culture Abuse share their new single “Bee Kind to the Bugs.” The track is from their sophomore album Bay Dream, which is due out on June 15.
With its dreamy melody and psych-rock guitar textures, “Bee Kind to the Bugs” is a shining example of Culture Abuse’s idiosyncratic but immediately catchy garage-punk. Like much of Bay Dream, the impeccably crafted track is full of personal and universal lessons delivered with unassuming sweetness (“Be kind to yourself/Even though it gets hard/Don’t let the distractions/Stack up to the stars”).
Listen to “Bee Kind to the Bugs” by Culture Abuse here:
“Bee Kind to the Bugs” follows Culture Abuse’s recently released single “Calm E,” which Stereogum hailed as “an excellent reintroduction to the band’s particular brand fuzzed-out melodicism.”
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Wolf Alice, Jimmy Eat World, YACHT), Bay Dream is Culture Abuse’s first full-length release for Epitaph. It arrives on the heels of their 2016 debut Peach, an album that “offers up heavy, emotional punk rock anthems that lead to redemption,” according to Sputnikmusic.
Having just completed a tour with Turnstile and Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse are heading to the UK/Europe in June. Check out their tour dates below.
CULTURE ABUSE TOUR DATES:
Jun 08 London – Download Festival
Jun 09 Manchester - Gorilla
Jun 10 London - Electric Ballroom
Jun 12 Amsterdam - Melkweg
Jun 13 Paris – Petit Bain
Jun 15 Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
Jun 16 Hamburg – Logo
Jun 18 Leipzig – Conne Island
Jun 19 Prague – Eternia
Jun 20 Berlin – So 36
Jun 21 Karlsruhe – NCO Club
Jun 22 Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 23 Schessel – Hurricane Festival
Jun 24 Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival
Jun 25 Poitou-Charentes – La Mars
Jun 26 Decines-Charpieu – Warm Audio
Jun 29 Antwerp – Sommer Glom @ Kavka
Jun 30 Munster – Vainstream Rockfest
Jul 02 London - Rough Trade East
Jul 03 Nottingham – Rough Trade
Jul 4 Bristol – Rough Trade
Jun 9 - Jun 13, Jun 16, Jun 25 - Jun 26 with The Bronx
Jun 18 - Jun 21 with Modern Life is War and Cro-Mags