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CULTURE ABUSE + GOUGE AWAY
Following their supporting tour with The Bronx, Modern Life Is War and Cro Mags this month, Culture Abuse have announced a European headlining tour in October and November this year. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, June 27th at 10am local time. Please find the full list of dates below:
The band will be touring in support of Bay Dream, their sophomore album, and the first full-length release for Epitaph Records, which was released last week.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Wolf Alice, Jimmy Eat World, Cherry Glazerr), Bay Dream follows Culture Abuse’s 2016 debut Peach. With its lyrics informed by frontman David Kelling’s recent relocation from San Francisco to L.A., Bay Dream draws inspiration from artists as eclectic as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and reggae legend Billy Boyo.
Bay Dream includes the recently released single “Dip.” In creating the track’s high-concept yet lo-fi video (which premiered on Tuesday), director Ryan Baxley built a human-sized photocopy machine, and essentially turned the clip into an animated zine.
“All the bad vibes are immediately being dashed away, replaced with something cheerier and sometimes downright saccharine.” – Noisey
…as if the band are floating off into a Technicolor sky…” – Kerrang, UK (4/5)
“Joyful, lovely, positive to the point of beaming.” – Upset, UK (4/5)
– “Their most blissed-out offering yet.” – DIY, UK (4/5)
Culture Abuse Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter
Watch the video to ‘Dip’ here:
With support from Gouge Away:
“What started as an outspoken hardcore band around four years ago, has mutated into an angular blend of sass and spitefulness. Taking cues from bands of yesteryear such as Unwound, The Jesus Lizard, and Fugazi, we find Gouge Away pulling no punches for their Deathwish Inc. debut.
Vocalist, Christina Michelle, comes with a deeper introspection on struggles with mental health, not holding back with this incredibly personal outpouring. Guitarist, Mick Ford, brings a dissonance to their sound that separates the listener from what could be expected while the rhythm section made up of Tyler Forsythe and Tommy Cantwell (who together play in the Good Fight Records band Axis) aggressively keep the songs in place.
Coming off a two-song 7” EP Swallow B/W Sweat on Secret Voice Records and a handful of full US tours (Touché Amoré, Ceremony, G.L.O.S.S.), the Florida born four-piece are set to record their upcoming LP with Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Jeff Rosenstock) this Spring that will be co-produced by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore. Following the release, there will no doubt be a lot of extensive touring, as Gouge Away are completely committed to their mission.”
– Jeremy Bolm