Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Night: Crocodiles at House of Blues

A few months ago, Crocodiles performed at the Casbah. I was supposed to do an on-camera interview for SoundDiego TV, but since their latest release, Endless Summer, wasn't released until June 5, their publicist thought it would be a better idea to wait until the album was out. About a week after the show, I was at the back bar at the Casbah, over-enjoying an evening with Bulleit Rye and ginger ale, and Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez were hanging around. I somehow convinced Chuck to do an interview that night on my handheld camera, but mostly it ended up just some saucy rambling and the two of them kinda jabbing at me, answering questions with questions, and frankly it just isn't worth sharing. Truth be told, it's probably about 10 minutes long and I can't get past watching the first three, so I can only imagine it got worse.

That said, I think they're cool guys and I dig their new record (or at least until it gets to the fuzzy noise loops at the end), and they're on tour with Temper Trap with a stop set at the House of Blues tonight.

"If only Endless Flowers were as infinite as its sound is blissful."

"...Crocodiles have lightened up, embracing everything from grrrl-group alt-pop ("My Surfing Lucifer") to deliciously spacey new wave ("Bubblegum Trash"). Talk about letting the sun shine in the most brilliant of ways."
- Alternative Press
Crocodiles' third LP Endless Flowers arrived in stores (June 5) via Frenchkiss Records. Recorded in Berlin last summer, it is the first album to feature the band's full five-piece line up, which has evolved from their 2008 genesis as the core duo of singer/guitarist Brandon Welchez and guitarist Charles Rowell to now include keyboardist Robin Eisenberg, bassist Marco Gonzalez, and drummer Anna Schulte. Endless Flowers has been earning Crocodiles great coverage from the media, including Alternative Press, BlackBook, Filter, This Is Fake DIY ("The album contains a perfect mix of pop immediacy, punky sneer and shoegaze whimsy"), and Under The Radar, among others.

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