Culture Abuse – “Nicotine” (Stereogum Premiere)
San Francisco Bay Area punks Culture Abuse are set to release their latest EP Spray Paint The Dog next week, teasing an album to come later this year. Today, the band offers “Nicotine”, one of two tracks featured on the project. A fast-paced mix of quick classic punk guitar lines and hardcore power chords, the track is like repeated jabs to the face with well-placed hooks to keep from telegraphing the punches. It opens with a slow-churning psych rock feel to the intro, and turns into an unrelenting barrage of crunchy guitars, crashing cymbals, and attack-heavy drums before a slight break eases into an elongated guitar chord for the finish. Listen after the jump.