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Culture Abuse Share New Track Bee Kind To The Bugs

Thursday, 17 May 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Dan Monick

Culture Abuse have shared Bee Kind To The Bugs, a track from their new album.

'Bay Dream', the follow up to 2016's 'Peach' and their debut for Epitaph Records, is due out on June 15.

Speaking about the track, frontman David Kelling said:

“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,. 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. 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.”

The San Francisco-based band will head to the UK this summer for a set at Download festival and to support the Bronx at their shows in Manchester and London, which they will follow up with a trio of Rough Trade instore appearances in July.

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