Photo by Chelsea Muehe
San Francisco’s premiere garage punk weirdos, Culture Abuse, are ready to unleash their debut full length, Peach, on the world. Due out April 8th via 6131 Records, Peach is a barrage of raw punk, swaggering garage, and hooky power pop that refuses to be pinned to a single genre.
To celebrate the album’s announcement, Culture Abuse have shared the driving first single, “Peace on Earth,” available to stream and purchase now via Spotify, as well as below.
Peach Track Listing:
1. China Town
3. Dream On
4. Rainy Days
5. Don’t Worry
6. Peace on Earth
7. Turn It Off
8. Living In The City
10. Heavy Love
Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, Peach, the San Francisco Bay Area band drop 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.
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