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Leather clad Austin rockers Culture Wars hate wasting time. The trio’s first Alan Moulder-blessed single Money (Gimmie, Gimmie) has “come blazing out of the gate with an addictive electro-rock sound and swagger” according to PopMatters. Their forthcoming five-song debut Culture Wars EP is pure adrenaline with production by longtime collaborator Robert Sewell and mixing by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails). Merging edgy, infectious song craft with inventive electronic textures, punchy guitar work, insistent melodic hooks and the commanding vocals of charismatic front man Alex Dugan, the band makes vibrant, bracing music that's sonically adventurous yet effortlessly accessible.
The band pulls their music directly from their environment, writing and recording both from home on laptops and in the remote setting of Sonic Ranch, located just 45 minutes toward the border outside of El Paso, TX. Dugan remembers, “It was 3am at the studio just outside of El Paso, and all of us were drinking Russian vodka chased with a bite of pickles. Mic was finishing overdubs on a different song when this super random feedback noise began happening through the Vox amp. I immediately jumped up and begged Rob to start recording the feedback on a new track. It was then that we cut the entire song that night, which would later be titled “Money”. It wasn’t until noon the next day, when we awoke, that we realized what we had recorded.”
— Culture Wars