Culture Abuse have released a new song “Bee Kind To The Bugs“, which is taken from their new album Bay Dream, out on June 15th via Epitaph Records. This is the follow up to 2016’s album Peach and their first full-length release for Epitaph Records.
“I was smoking a joint on our back porch in SF with my roommates talking about bumble bees and how much they do for our planet,” explains frontman and songwriter David Kelling about the new song. “The fact that they can even fly is a miracle and I was thinking about how they are all being killed off because humans are horrible. I wrote down the words ‘be kind to the bees, be kind to the bugs’.”
“Musically, I’ve had the chord progression for the verse since I was in high school,” continues David. “I’ve written multiple songs with that same progression, never showed anyone, but I’ve always loved it. One day I looked at my note pad and saw the two lines, played the chords and the words just flowed out. I had also been reading ‘Sidartha’ by Herman Hesse; the chorus is basically trying to say that material possessions don’t love you back and looks don’t matter, so take all my belongings and let me find peace.”
Listen to “Bee Kind To The Bugs” below:
Culture Abuse return to the UK in June and July for an appearance at Download Festival and dates with The Bronx, followed by a trio of Rough Trade instore appearances in July.
CULTURE ABUSE EU/UK TOUR DATES: *with The Bronx
June 8th – Download Festival
June 9th Manchester – Gorilla*
June 10th London – Electric Ballroom*
ROUGH TRADE INSTORE DATES
Mon July 2nd Rough Trade East London – 7pm
Tue July 3rd Rough Trade Nottingham – 7.30pm
Wed July 4th Rough Trade Bristol – 7.30pm