Culture Abuse – “Turn It Off” (Stereogum Premiere)

Michelle Laggan | March 22, 2016 - 11:24 am

Culture Abuse refer to their sound as “kitchen sink punk” — the San Francisco band incorporates elements from punk, hardcore, college rock, pop, and even reggae. This array of styles is made cohesive through the band’s distinctly defiant attitude, juxtaposing driving guitars with slacker vocals. Touring with acts like Nothing and Wrong, the band finds a space of their own among peers, where noisy punk and easy to love pop-rock blend together for a listening experience that’s as energetic as it is evocative. “Turn Off,” from the upcoming album Peach, is a prime example of their powers. Listen below.

A long list of tour dates begins today and extends into July:

03/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock #
03/23 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival # w/ Charles Bradley, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Youth Lagoon
03/24 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse #
03/25 Vancouver, BC @ 333 #
03/26 Portland, OR @ Analog Lounge #
03/27 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium #
04/01 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s +
04/03 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock +
04/05 Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex +
04/07 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground +
04/08 Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi *
04/09 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *
04/10 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
04/11 London, ON @ London Music Hall *
04/13 Des Moines, IA @ Woolys *
04/14 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre *
04/15 Regina, SK @ The Exchange *
04/16 Calgary, AB @ Marquee *
04/17 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room *
04/18 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial *
04/19 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *
04/21 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
04/22 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s *
04/23 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre *
06/05 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ‡
06/07 Toronto, ONT @ Lee’s Palace ‡
06/08 Detroit, MI @ El Club ‡
06/09 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class ‡
06/10 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ‡
06/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club ‡
06/12 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ‡
06/14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ‡
06/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ‡
06/16 Boise, ID @ Neurolux ‡
06/17 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern ‡
06/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ‡
06/21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s ‡
06/22 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ‡
06/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ‡
06/24 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room ‡
06/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar ‡
06/27 McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura ‡
06/28 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder ‡
07/02 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662 ‡
07/03 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth ‡
07/05 Durham, NC @ Motorco Amphitheater ~
07/06 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ~
07/07 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ~
07/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ~
07/09 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ~

# w/ Self Defense Family, Strange Wilds
+ w/ The Story So Far, Elder Brother
* w/ The Story So Far, Comeback Kid
‡ w/ Nothing, Wrong
~ w/ Nothing

Peach is due out 4/8 via 6131 Records. Pre-order it here.

Culture Abuse
CREDIT: Chelsea Muehe