Today at Noisey, Culture Abuse share the video for their new single Dip. The track appears on their sophomore album ‘Bay Dream’, set for release this Friday.
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Dip is a song that front man David Kelling wrote reflecting on being constantly gone on tour. He explains, “It’s a song is about missing the ones that I love and time going by so fast. Trying not to get crushed by the pressures of life or losing hope. I feel like a lot of songs start from a place of pain or sadness, and then I process things for a bit and try to find the beauty and hope in life.”
In making the video for Dip, director Ryan Baxley (with the assistance of Alice Baxley and Brandon Schwartzel) created a human-sized photocopy machine—a process that involved printing 4,500 images, draining 14 drums of toner, and logging 400 hours of work. High-concept yet lo-fi, the video essentially serves as an animated zine, and perfectly reflects the DIY ethos of the band.
“I like the idea that the things I make don’t require a whole lot more than a bunch of effort,” says Baxley.“You don’t need a lot of money or extravagant sets, an art degree, or even a whole lot of skill. Just the willingness to work hard and make shit. And in my case, friends that share the same ethics and are surprisingly willing to work with you. So if anything, I hope this video inspires someone else to make something for themselves, ’cause it’s just fun to do.”
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Wolf Alice, Jimmy Eat World, YACHT), ‘Bay Dream’ i Culture Abuse’s first full-length release for Epitaph. It arrives on the heels of the Bay Area-bred band’s 2016 debut ‘Peach’, an album that “offers up heavy, emotional punk rock anthems that lead to redemption” according to Sputnikmusic.
Having just completed a tour with Turnstile and Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse are on tour now with The Bronx in Europe.
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Bay Dream Track list:
1. Bay Dream
2. Rats In The Walls
4. Bee Kind To The Bugs
6. California Speedball
7. Calm E
8. Dave’s Not Here (I Got The Stuff Man)
10. Bluebird On My Shoulder