I’m a huge fan of bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Suicide, The Stooges and Spacemen 3, but it’s rare that a new band comes along who can fit that bill, not to mention have the attitude and talent. Crocodiles are one of those rarities!
From the first listen of their 7” single Neon Jesus, I was hooked. I love the organs and soundscapes underneath that thumping bass line worthy of Joy Division comparisons. Not to mention the high pitched surf rock licks and a great rock n’ roll groove.
This San Diego duo recently released their debut album entitled Summer of Hate. It’s a fairly clean sounding album with some great jerky rockers and a few stabs at electronic noise; although Crocodiles really shine on slower tracks like Sleeping with the Lord where they put together a beautiful build up of synths and vocals.
I highly recommend this album to fans of any of the bands mentioned above!
Here are mp3’s for Neon Jesus and the track I Wanna Kill... Have a great week.
MP3: Crocodiles-Neon Jesus (YSI)
MP3: Crocodiles-I Wanna Kill (YSI)