CULTURE ABUSE’S BAY DREAM OUT NOW

“Melodic garage-punk […] about letting go of the things that don’t matter.” – NPR 
“Sharp, polished piece of driving, guitar-centric power-pop” – Stereogum
“All the bad vibes are immediately being dashed away, replaced with something cheerier and sometimes downright saccharine.” – Noisey

Today marks the release of Bay Dream, the sophomore album from Culture Abuse. Bay Dream is the band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records. Listen to Bay Dream at Spotify now.

Bay Dream includes the recently released single “Dip.” In creating the track’s high-concept yet lo-fi video (which premiered on Tuesday), director Ryan Baxley built a human-sized photocopy machine, and essentially turned the clip into an animated zine. Watch the video for “Dip” by Culture Abuse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVTiKdTTOjE

Having just completed a tour with Turnstile and Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse are on tour now with The Bronx in Europe. Culture Abuse will return to the US in July for three record release shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland, with special guest appearances. In addition, Culture Abuse will join Nothing for a co-headlining tour in the US in September.

CULTURE ABUSE TOUR DATES:

Jun 15 Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock

Jun 16 Hamburg – Logo

Jun 18 Leipzig – Conne Island

Jun 19 Prague – Eternia

Jun 20 Berlin – So 36

Jun 21 Karlsruhe – NCO Club

Jun 22 Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun 23 Schessel – Hurricane Festival

Jun 24 Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival

Jun 25 Poitou-Charentes – La Mars

Jun 26 Decines-Charpieu – Warm Audio

Jun 29 Antwerp – Sommer Glom @ Kavka

Jun 30 Munster – Vainstream Rockfest

Jul 2 London, UK – Rough Trade East

Jul 3 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 4 Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 19 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 28 Oakland, CA – Good Mother (Record Release Celebration)

Sept 7 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Sept 8 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Sept 9 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Sept 11 Detroit, MI – The Shelter

Sept 12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Sept 13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Sept 14 Kansas City, KS – Record Bar

Sept 15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Sept 18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz

Sept 19 San Francisco, CA – GAMH

Sept 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Sept 22 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Sept 23 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

Jun 16, Jun 25, Jun 26 with The Bronx

Jun 18 – Jun 21 with Modern Life is War and Cro-Mags

Sept 7- 23 with Nothing

Culture Abuse – Promo Photo – Credit Dan Monick

For more information on Culture Abuse, visit:

https://cultureabuse.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cultureabusefanzine/

https://twitter.com/cultureabuse

https://www.instagram.com/cultureabusefanzine

The Filaments – Look To The Skies

Fuck yeah!

Here’s something I didn’t even know that I needed. “Look to the Skies”, a the brand new album from The Filaments. Punk, Oi, Ska from Essex, UK. Evidently I’ve been under a rock, as this band has been around since 2009 and here it is the first time I’m hearing them.

I’ve got the new album rolling right now and it’s entirely crushing it. You don’t start out your new album with a track titled ‘Fuck the “Alt” – Right’ without meaning absolute business.

11 tracks of badass punk rock in the vein of Rancid, Bosstones, Street Dogs, Leatherface, The Clash, and more. It’s essentially all of the sounds that I’ve opined about through the years, crammed into a singular action packed album.

I see limited point these days explaining that the band is capable of playing their instruments. It’s getting damn hard to find bands that ain’t worth their salt anymore. Suffice it to say, they do not suck.

Vocals range between Oi style gang vocals on the intro track into Dickie Barrett gravely on track five, “Living in the Crosshairs”. The music follows just as much dynamic shift. Full on ska, in-your-face punk, blistering pick-scratch guitars intros to full orchestral sounds.

This is a bully of a release. Get some!

-Jerry Actually

Tracks:
1. Fuck The “Alt”-Right 01:15
2. Look To The Skies 02:42
3. Rip-Off World 02:21
4. No Men To Parade 02:31
5. Living In The Crosshairs 03:10
6. Underdogs 03:25
7. Tread Carefully 01:57
8. Ask No Favours 04:21
9. All We’ve Ever Known 01:54
10. The Verge 02:30
11. Killing Machine 01:33

THE FILAMENTS – LOOK TO THE SKIES

 
THE FILAMENTS have released a new track called “Rip-Off World” from their new LP “Look To The Skies,” out June 15th. You can listen to the new song HERE.
 
The band previously released the title track, “Look To The Skies,” which can be listened to HERE.
 
Since The Filaments reformed in 2009, they’ve taken their long-established track record of amazing songwriting and energetic stage performances to new heights, and have been steadily attracting swaths of new fans across England, Europe and the world. With multiple full-lengths and countless tours under their belts, these veterans are still full of drive, and roaring to deliver this amazing new album to the world.
 
This music, like the band, is really one-of-a-kind. Almost like UK ’82 style punk battered by a barrage of dub, 2-tone ska, psychobilly and even a bit of traditional Oi!/streetpunk. It creates an overall sound that is like nothing else; it has something for everyone, and a general appeal that gets people from all segments of the punk community dancing and singing along.
 
The Filaments are now absolute staples in the punk world, especially at the essential European festivals like Rebellion and Punk ‘n’ Disorderly; but they have also graced the stage at larger outdoor getups like Glastonbury (UK), and others. They are as punk as it gets, but because their music is so unique and SO FUN, and their positive message is so clear, they are by no means ‘too punk’ to scare off the masses. In fact, their very clear message rings even louder, and they stand out even more amidst a backdrop of so much banality.
 
TRACK LISTING:
1. Fuck The “Alt”-Right
2. Look to the Skies
3. Rip-Off World
4. No Men to Parade
5. Living in the Crosshairs
6. Underdogs
7. Tread Carefully
8. Ask No Favors
9. All We’ve Ever Known
10. The Verge
11. Killing Machine
 
CATCH THE FILAMENTS ON TOUR!
06/08/2018 – Dijon, France – Maloka Fest
06/09/2018 – Opwijk, Belgium – Loco Fest
06/16/2018 – London, UK – Underworld Camden (Record release show)
08/04/2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Rebellion Festival
08/09/2018 – Bristol, UK – Boomtown Festival
09/14/2018 – Derby, UK – Hairy Dog
10/06/2018 – Rennes, France – The Bobbleshop Rennes
 
Find THE FILAMENTS online:

ALKALINE TRIO ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES IN AUGUST AND OCTOBER

[Photo credit: Jon Weiner]

Today, Alkaline Trio announce US tour dates in August and October. The August dates begin August 3 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory and go throughout August 26 in Orlando, FL at House of Blues. The second leg picks up on October 4  in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and will conclude on October 18 in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst.

Matt Skiba explains, “Seems like ages since we’ve properly toured and we couldn’t be more excited to get back out and play for the best fans a band could ask for. If people are half as psyched as we are then it’s gonna be a party!”

Fan club ticket pre-sale begins Monday June 11 at 10 am PST at http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com. Public pre-sale begins Thursday June 14 at 10 am local time.

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES

Aug 03 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

Aug 04 Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin

Aug 06 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Aug 10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Aug 11 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Aug 13 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Aug 14 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Aug 18 Boston, MA – House of Blues

Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Aug 21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA

Aug 22 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Aug 24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Aug 25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven

Aug 26 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Oct 06 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

Oct 08 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Oct 09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Oct 12 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 15 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Oct 16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

All dates with together PANGEA as support

 

For more information on Alkaline Trio, visit:

https://alkalinetrio.com

https://www.facebook.com/alkalinetrio/

https://twitter.com/alkaline_trio

Anthony Bourdain

The first thing I read this morning was news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. I didn’t know him personally. I never met him as a fan, but he inspired me. He took me to places I never thought to go, and on adventures I would not have otherwise had.

Through his books and shows I was inspired to travel on my own. I was inspired to read. I never know of the love I would grow of travel books. If it weren’t for Tony, it’s less likely I would have ever sought out a copy of Down and Out in Paris and London, or The Idiots Abroad. There are countless books that may have never met my gaze without that gentle nudge.

I was also envious of Anthony Bourdain. The veneer that I saw was framed in a very enviable way. Even in the midst of lockdown gunfire in Lebanon, the spirit of the intrepid adventurer was palpably alive. It was adventure TV though, and it’s the show’s job to make you want to be in the host’s place. For me, it did.

Several years back I took the opportunity to visit Bombay Beach, on the Salton Sea. It’s not precisely a resort destination. It’s not a place that I would have likely otherwise gone, but I saw the No Reservations Southwest episode where Anthony visited the Ski-Inn. I thought it seemed outer-worldly fascinating. I stopped at the Ski-Inn as well and sat at the same bar stool that Tony had sat in. It felt like a very tiny brush with a personal hero.

Anthony Bourdain seemed like the king of the world, a defiant, rebellious, and dashing culinary adventurer. I wanted to be like him. Travel the world. Take in the culture. Float down the Amazon, dine in the mountains, have drinks and bbq on the rooftops of Medellín.

Yet everything is not always how it seems.

I’ve got some tears in my eyes as I write this. Don’t be too proud or afraid to get help. Depression recognizes no station in life, affecting kings and cooks alike.

Please, if for any reason you need help, there is help out there:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday

My sincerest condolences to all of Anthony Bourdain’s family, friends, and fans.

-Jerry Actually