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About Culture Abuse

Heralded for their rousing mash-up of hardcore, melodic garage punk, grunge, and slacker indie, Culture Abuse rose from scrappy Bay Area beginnings to notching a deal with the legendary Epitaph imprint, thanks in part to their 2016 debut, which scored highly among both critics and fans. With a freewheeling ethos hell-bent on disregarding genre tropes, Culture Abuse have carried their do-what-they-want, when-they-want model to impressive heights.

Formed in San Francisco in late 2013 by frontman David Kelling, guitarists Nick Bruder and John McCarthy, bassist Shane Plitt, and drummer Evan Pierce, Culture Abuse made their first official recorded entry with 2014's Spray Paint the Dog, a two-song 7" release for West Coast indie 6131 Records. Two years later, they delivered their first full-length, Peach, for the same label, and found their exposure rapidly increasing thanks to the key single "Dream On." Signing with Epitaph, the quintet paired up with producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), emerging in the summer of 2018 with the sophomore set Bay Dream. ~ Timothy Monger

San Francisco, CA

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