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Crocodiles To Open For The Horrors

August 13, 2009

DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW ON FAT POSSUM

Crocodiles will be opening for The Horrors during their U.S. tour beginning next month in Boston. Summer of Hate, Crocodiles’ debut album for Fat Possum, was released earlier this year. The NY Times describes Crocodiles as a “stylish wall of throb” and Self-Titled declared their “songs take on heightened power live.”

Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez met as teenagers in San Diego. Playing in various groups since then, the duo struck out on their own as Crocodiles in April of 2008. They quickly self-released a 7″ single and used it as an excuse to escape their tar pit hometown, first touring up and down the west coast and then venturing across the whole of the US.

Crocodiles songs began slinging across the Interweb after their friends in No Age named the band’s song “Neon Jesus” as one of their Top Ten shredders of 2008. Unprompted, the forward-thinking Fader Blog posted two more stunner tracks, “I Wanna Kill” and “Summer of Hate.“ Released this year, Summer of Hate features poppy vocal melodies, crushed with harsh electronic drums or lifted and left floating in spaced-out noise and echo. Loud, wiry guitars jab wildly like mutant synapses skirting along a tightrope drone.

CROCODILES TOUR DATES
Sep 15 PARADISE ROCK CLUB – Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 16 JOHNNY BRENDA’S – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 17 BOWERY BALLROOM – New York, New York
Sep 18 SONAR – Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 19 BLACK CAT – Washington DC
Sep 21 THE EARL – Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 22 ONE EYED JACK’S – New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 24 WALTER’S ON WASHINGTON – Houston, Texas
Sep 25 GRANADA THEATRE – Dallas, Texas
Sep 26 EMO’S – Austin, Texas
Sep 28 THE CLUBHOUSE – Tempe, Arizona
Oct 10 TURF CLUB – St. Paul, Minnesota
Oct 11 DOUBLE DOOR – Chicago, Illinois
Oct 12 MAGIC STICK – Detroit, Michigan
Oct 16 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – Brooklyn, New York

*All dates with The Horrors