Last night Crocodiles
cranked up the red lights and delivered an hour of lo-fi, impossible to comprehend lyrics and loud, raspy guitars. In between beers and attempts to figure out who the face was on Brandon Welchez's shirt (any insight here would be marvelous), it was tough to stop grinning at the sight of the always enjoyable Glasslands. The enjoyment was palpable from both the about-to-mosh front row and the band itself, hopping around like their rock-star moves were sponsored by Energizer. The band played a number of tunes (including "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)"
) off their forthcoming LP Endless Flowers
, out this summer on Frenchkiss (and via Souterrain Transmission overseas). Here's a sneak peak:
The band has just as much snap in person, although some of the clarity of their 80s nu-gaze is lost in the sheer volume of their wattage (and the ridiculous acoustics of the Glasslands space). Regardless, it was a promising look into one of the many sounds of the summer careening our way, one release at a time. Catch them tonight at Mercury Lounge or in June with The Temper Trap.
Crocodiles on Tour:
4/12 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
6/10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
6/11 - Austin, TX - Stubb's (outdoors)*
6/13 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues*
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium*
6/16 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater*
6/17 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre*
6/18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market*
6/19 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park*
* supporting The Temper Trap