Culture Abuse – Peach
Released through 6131 Records
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 thatÍs 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 arenÍt 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 AbuseÍs ability to wrestle disparate styles into something all their own.
Culture Abuse donÍt care what kind of band you think they are, and after listening to “Peach,” youÍll be too busy singing along to care either.
03. Dream On
04. Rainy Days
05. Don’t Worry
06. Peace on Earth
07. Turn It Off
08. Living in the City
10. Heavy Love
500 – Pink in Milky Clear Vinyl
1000 – Half Yellow / Half Baby Blue Vinyl (we have this one in stock)