Culture Abuse

Band: Culture Abuse

Album: Good Shit, Bad Shit, Who Gives a Shit?!

VÖ: 24.07.2020

Label: Epitaph / Indigo


Culture Abuse are a band that can’t sit still. Since their inception in 2013, they’ve relentlessly showed their creativity through music, art exhibitions, photography and live performances. Culture Abuses’ new collections album— Good Shit, Bad Shit, Who Gives a Shit?! (available digitally on July 24th)— encompasses the demo process of writing their records, live recordings from their many years of touring, and their history of collaborating musically with friends. Live songs recorded by fans at the shows, cover songs they’ve laid down for fun, alternate versions of previously released songs, and literally the first recordings of song ideas are all presented on this 29-song album of unreleased recordings from the Culture Abuse archive. Check out the track listing for the collection below.

The first single to surface from Good Shit, Bad Shit, Who Gives a Shit?! is an alternate version of “Heavy Love” (from 2016’s Peach).  This stripped-down, slowed-down version of the track features bonus instrumentation and a chilling vocal appearance from Juan Gabe (Comadre), and feels as freewheeling and fascinating as ever.

With their kinetic D.I.Y ideology, Culture Abuse once again have transcended genre and returned with an electrifying collection that traverses their career and catalog thus far.

Good Shit, Bad Shit, Who Gives a Shit?! will be available digitally here.  Look for more exciting news to surface from Culture Abuse and Epitaph Records soon.


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Band: Culture Abuse

Album: Bay Dream

VÖ: 15.06.2018

Label: Epitaph / Indigo


On June 15, Culture Abuse will release their sophomore album Bay Dream. Featuring new single “Calm E,” Bay Dream is the Bay Area-bred band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), Bay Dream follows Culture Abuse’s 2016 debut Peach. The album elevates their melody-heavy garage punk to a new level, drawing inspiration from artists as eclectic as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and reggae legend Billy Boyo.

With the album’s lyrics largely informed by Kelling’s recent relocation from San Francisco to Los Angeles, physical and emotional movement play off each other effortlessly throughout Bay Dream.

“I wrote songs in my head until I got a guitar,” says Kelling in reflecting on Bay Dream’s expansive sonic palette. “Just going after the sound that I think each song needs individually, so the sound is in constant change.”

Along with Kelling, Culture Abuse features guitarists John Jr and Nick Bruder, bassist Shane Plitt, and drummer Ross Traver. Formed in 2013, the band signed to Epitaph Records earlier this year.