Bay Area band Culture Abuse drop their sophomore album ‘Bay Dream’.
Today’s Frtyfve Hottest Artist In The World is Bay Area-bred band Culture Abuse. Their sophomore release features singles “Calm E”, “Bee Kind To The Bugs” and “Dip”.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, M83), the record is a strong follow up to their 2016 debut ‘Peach’. With eclectic avenues of inspiration such as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and Billy Boyo, the new release calls upon their melody focussed garage punk.
Frontman David Kelling says the lyrical inspiration from the album comes from his recent relocation from San Francisco to LA.
“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.”
With features on New Music Friday, New Noise and New Punk Tracks, the band have enjoyed a colossal 624% increase in their playlist following this week to over 3.2 million. A 7.27% increase in their artist following also illustrates significant engagement with the band (Instrumental’s A&R Scouting Platform).