Single Review – Crocodiles – Crybaby Demon

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San Diego’s finest fuzz inducing, lo-fi rockers return with the follow up from 2013’s Crimes of Passion with their upcoming fifth studio album entitled Boys which is out on May 5th. In what they are calling ‘Salsa Rock’ this album recorded in New Mexico, the lead track ‘Crybaby Demon’ certainly has the familiar elements of Crocodiles sound with the distorted vocals and the lo-fi guitars. With this track though, they do a slight bit of rhythmic quality about them and they actually generate another catchy track from it which is no mean feat. The problem with this track is that the duo are in danger is not making any real progress with their sound and if you’re going to boldly stylise your sound as ‘Salsa Rock’ then you need to.

Sunday Suggestion – Crocodiles – Endless Flowers

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San Diego’s Crocodiles are some of the best purveyors of Lo-fi, psychedelic noise rock in the sunshine state of California. A fine example of the talents of Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell in this field of musical endeavour, is their 2012 single ‘Endless Flowers’ that is from the album of the same name. The warping rhythms ring out relentlessly throughout with the buoyant bass lines and the hammering percussion. The vocal is standing the middle ground of the instrumentals and delivers the lyrics cleanly, yet still with a hint of the deliberately lethargic and attitude laden. A nice and easy bit of noise pop to get lost in.