San Diego’s Crocodiles are set to release their third studio album, Endless Flowers, on June 4th and I can’t tell you how excited I am for it to hit. These guys cover themselves with a layer of indie rock nostalgia where snippets of Spaceman 3 or My Bloody Valentine can be heard in their tracks. For the unfamiliar modern day listener, I would pair these guys with Pains of Being Pure at Heart in terms of their reverence to their forefathers. Early adopters who jumped on the Summer of Hate bandwagon in 2009 seemed to buy in because their sound triggered memories of old. Bands like Crocodiles provide long time indie rock listeners comfort and provide purpose behind the work of those who paved the road.
Crocodiles continue to captivate me due to their ability to pull from the lowest fidelity possible and make my ear drums bleed. While these guys know how to pay homage to their elders, they also possess the uncanny knack of making it their own. Embrace the noise pop. Listen and download the single “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)” below. Pre-order your copy of Endless Flowers.
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Written by Brett McGrath