And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in February, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). This past month started off 2015 in a great way with some killer tunes from EXGF, The Wombats, The Tallest Man On Earth, Young Empires, Passion Pit and many more.
The first single from Crocodiles’ forthcoming album Boys offers a gaze into the salsa-punk existence the band lived while recording in Mexico City. It is the sound of helado and cervezas; bottles smashing against heads in Cuauhtémoc bat-caves. Charles Rowell’s psychedelic guitar swirl starts “Crybaby Demon,” immediately followed by an infectiously repetitive bass line and Latin trashcan percussion. Brandon Welchez’s sneering vocal floats above, telling the tale of a fallen angel, head still in the clouds, abusive and abused. The flip side is a joyously noisy retelling of Hot Chocolate’s 1975 disco classic “U Sexy Thing” and adds to their ever growing collection of oddball influences.
San Diego’s Crocodiles are releasing a free EP calledFires Of Comparison, which you can download here. The EP is essentially aquieter cousin of the fuzz drenched tunes we’re used to in “Sleep Forever”; the great BRMC sounding tune and also the name of the album set to be released next week by Fat Possum. Look for the band doing support of this with Golden Triangle and Dirty Beaches in the US and UK (dates at myspace).
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or better yet, their newest video “Hearts Of Love”.