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Culture Abuse New Single Release

We’re excited to share an artist that’s been making the rounds on our Spotify playlist. Meet Culture Abuse: the band that’s “kinda grunge, kinda punk, kinda hardcore”… but we’ll let you have a listen and decide for yourself.

Culture Abuse “Peach” full length will be released April 8th, 2016 on 6131 Records. Click below to listen to their latest single, "Peace on Earth"!

Listen to Culture Abuse on Spotify


Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, "Peach," the San Francisco Bay Area band drops 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 to "Peach," you’ll be too busy singing along to care either.