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Culture Abuse announce new album for Epitaph, ‘Bay Dream,’ share “Calm E”

Culture Abuse
photo by Dan Monick

Bay Area punks Culture Abuse released their very good debut album Peach in 2016 via 6131, and then like fellow former 6131 bands/past tourmates Touche Amore and Joyce Manor, they signed to Epitaph. Their first releases since the signing were two collaborative songs with Wavves, and now they’re finally set to release their first full-length for the label. It’s called Bay Dream, and it comes out June 15. It was produced, engineered and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), and the punk band cite such diverse influences as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon and reggae vet Billy Boyo for this one. The first single is “Calm E,” which is an instantly catchy surf-punk ripper, the kind of thing you might expect from a band who’s fresh off touring and collaborating with Wavves. It’s some of the better stuff of its kind to come out in a while, and it’s making me pretty excited for this record. Listen below.

As mentioned, Culture Abuse are touring with Turnstile, Touche Amore and Razorbumps this year, and that incredible quadruple bill hits Brooklyn on May 5 at Warsaw (tickets). After that, Culture Abuse will tour Europe, including one leg with The Bronx and one with Modern Life Is War and Cro-Mags. All dates are listed below.

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Culture Abuse Bay Dream

Culture Abuse — 2018 Tour Dates
Apr 9 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
Apr 10 Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
Apr 11 Chicago, CA – Bottom Lounge
Apr 12 St. Louis, MO – Fubar Saint Louis
Apr 13 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Apr 14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Apr 15 Salt Lake City. UT – In The Venue
Apr 17 Seattle, WA – The Corazon
Apr 18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 19 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Apr 21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Apr 22 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Apr 24 Austin, TX – Barracuda
Apr 25 Dallas, TX – RBC
Apr 26 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
Apr 27 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Apr 28 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Apr 29 Birmingham, AL – Saturn Bar (no Turnstile)
Apr 30 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe
May 1 Nashville, TN – The End
May 2 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
May 4 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar (no Turnstile)
May 5 New York, NY – Warsaw
May 6 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
May 7 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
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

Apr 9 – May with Turnstile, Touche Amore, and Razorbumps (unless otherwise noted)

Jun 9 – Jun 13 & Jun 16 & Jun 25 – Jun 26 with The Bronx

Jun 18 – Jun 21 Modern Life is War and Cro Mags

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