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Crocodiles – “Hard” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

San Diego’s Crocodiles released their new LP, Boys, earlier this month, and we’ve already seen the brooding, antique-looking video for the first single, “Crybaby Demon.” Today, we’re premiering a visual accompaniment to the track “Hard.” The Kelsey Henderson-directed video is a series of faded film clips of a bunch of punks acting, well, hard. The… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Crocodiles – “Crybaby Demon” Video

Crocodiles, the reverbed-out Southern California garage-punkers, recorded their new album Boys in Mexico, and first single “Crybaby Demon” has more of a playful rhythmic lilt to it than anything else we’ve heard from this band. The band’s new video for the song is the sort of neon brood this band does so dependably. But it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 11:43 am

Crocodiles – “Crybaby Demon” (Stereogum Premiere)

We named Crocodiles a Band To Watch way back in 2009, and since then, they’ve released four full-length albums and a slew of EPs. We haven’t heard much from the Southern California-based duo since 2013’s Crimes Of Passion, but today they announce that they’ve completed a follow-up record titled Boys, which is set to be… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Haunted Hearts – “Johnny Jupiter”

Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee Penny and husband/Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez are gearing up for their debut collab album, Initiation. Embarking on the project under the stage name Haunted Hearts, the pair has posted a preview of their new music via the psychedelic track “Johnny Jupiter,” featuring Dee Dee’s vocals and Brandon’s fuzz-rock instrumentation. Liste… More »

By: Taylor Law / March 25, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Crocodiles – “Teardrop Guitar” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Crocodile put out their new album Crimes Of Passion back in August and they have a new video out for “Teardrop Guitar.” Much like the video for the first single, “Cockroach,” this has a grainy late night public access feel to it. The video has plenty of static to match the songs’ fuzz, and plenty… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Crocodiles – “Cockroach” Video

The fuzzed-out San Diego-born garage rockers Crocodiles have a new album called Crimes Of Passion coming out last month, and we posted their first single “Cockroach” a little while back. The song’s brand-new music video starts as an excessively glitchy live-footage clip, but then you notice that frontman Brandon Welchez is using a can of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Crocodiles – “Cockroach” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bleary San Diego rockers Crocodiles released Endless Flowers, their last album, just one year ago, and they’ve already announced plans to release Crimes Of Passion, its follow-up, due later this summer. Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez is married to Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, and for this album, Crocodiles recruited a frequent Dum Dums collaborator,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 11:33 am

The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Heavy Hawaii, Black Elephant @ Glass House, Pomona 10/19/12

A double bill of bands formerly from San Diego stopped by the Glass House in Pomona Friday night, where Crocodiles unleashed their psychedelic tinged fuzz from their latest Frenchkiss-released album Endless Flowers and the Soft Pack unfurled a number of rocking tracks from their Mexican Summer released Strapped. Check out the photos above and the setlist… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 22, 2012 - 5:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of this week isn’t on this list, since it wasn’t actually a music video at all. But Frank Ocean’s performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was drop-dead gorgeous. It won’t leave my head anytime soon, and I don’t especially want it to. But there were also plenty of strong… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Crocodiles – “Endless Flowers” Video

In case you missed the, um, frankly unmissable Psychedelic Furs influence on the Crocodiles’ new album, Endless Flowers, the band’s new clip should help to clarify it for you. The video for the album’s title track would fit neatly into John Hughes’ filmography, right between 1985’s Weird Science and ’86’s Pretty In Pink, and i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 11, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Stream Crocodiles Endless Flowers

We’re a week away from the release of Endless Flowers, the newest album from the fuzzed-out San Diego psych-rock BTW Crocodiles, and we’ve already heard their song “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9).” And now, all we have to do to hear the album is head on over to Rolling Stone, where it’s streaming in full. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Crocodiles – “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)”

San Diego fuzz-rock BTW Crocodiles are preparing to release their new album Endless Flowers into the world, and leadoff track “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9),” I’m happy to report, doesn’t sound too much like the Jesus And Mary Chain. Instead, it welds shoegaze guitar-squeals to a big, fast, sunny rock song. It’s a big, catchy jam,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles @ Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa 10/2/11

With Only In Dreams hitting the shelves last week, Dum Dum Girls embarked on a nationwide tour that featured a stop by the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. One of the highlights of the evening included their cover of the Smiths’ “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” amidst their solid fifteen-song set. Get… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 4, 2011 - 12:27 pm

The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

By: Stereogum / January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Crocodiles – “Hearts Of Love” Video

When she posted “Sleep Forever,” Jessica noted the more optimistic tones in BTW Crocodiles’ followup to their Summer Of Hate debut. Initially you get that feeling in this sunny, sandy “Hearts Of Love” video, but the guys refuse to remove their leather and things grow darker, bloodier, more psychoanalytical. Summer Of Hate 2010:… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Fol Chen, Crocodiles, Light Pollution, Robotanists @ Echo, Los Angeles 08/16/10

Putting a twist on their month long residency at the Echo, Fol Chen placed an ad through Craigslist in search of lead singers to reinterpret their songs with surprisingly entertaining results. Also on the bill were Crocodiles, performing from their sophomore release Sleep Forever, alongside Light Pollution and a closing set by the Robotanists. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 17, 2010 - 8:37 am

Crocodiles – “Sleep Forever” (Stereogum Premiere)

We haven’t heard from BTW Crocodiles since their Christmas-themed 7-inch with Dum Dum Girls. Turns out they spend the first half of 2010 prepping a followup to last year’s Summer Of Hate. Listen to first single “Sleep Forever,” and you’ll notice some changes — a cleaner sound, less snottiness in singer Brandon Welchez’s vocals. They… More »

By: jessica / June 14, 2010 - 4:21 pm

New Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls – “Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”

Here’s your late-breaking contender for Indie XMas Jam Of ’09. Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) and Crocodiles finished recording this catchy, gothy yuletide original for us just hours ago. Prep your mistletoe and grab the MP3 here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2009 - 12:25 pm

New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm
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