Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recording: Crocodiles

Artist: Crocodiles

Songs: Cockroach + Marquis de Sade

Recorded at Lee's Palace, November 19, 2013.

Crocodiles - Cockroach

Crocodiles - Marquis de Sade

Full review to follow. In these Buzz Fast/Fade Fast times, it's always nice to see a band that's able to switch over to "career mode". San Diego's Crocodiles have maintained the core of their dream-pop/postpunk sound while managing to grow as songwriters and musicians. Fourth album Crimes of Passion (produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes) isn't so far removed from their first as to sound be unrecognizable, but it also couldn't have been made by that band. Also, Brandon Welchez, while still hitting the stage with frontman energy, shows more tender self-assurance than the brash young buck we saw a few years back. If this is growing older gracefully, it looks really good on the band.

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