Don’t let their mod-style clothing choices fool you; Crocodiles (not to be confused with “The Crocodiles” from New Zealand) have a great heavy pop feel far removed from the shoe-gazer attitude their look may emanate. These guys (and girls) don’t just sit around looking cool; I’d say it would be hard for anyone to sit still with these sounds encircling them.
They’ve been described as noise pop and to be honest, I’m not exactly sure what that would encapsulate. Their guitars don’t have a super clean sound and the vocals use a bit of reverb and an obvious distortion but all of that is part of the fun summery feel of the music. Granted, at this point, I’ve only had access to a few of their newer tunes from the recently released Endless Flowers (whose title track I’ve got streaming for you below) but the slower riffs of surfer pop with a lot of distortion slide more toward an upbeat feel.
They’ve mostly gotten exposure through touring alongside fellow Californian bands and collaborations with groups like the Dum Dum Girls. While they’ve been around since 2008, this tour is really one of the first times they’ve gotten some major exposure throughout the US. Opening up for Temper Trap doesn’t hurt one bit. You can catch Crocodiles when they open up for The Temper Trap on Monday at the Showbox Market. I’m pretty sure I won’t be overstepping if I say showing up early would be worth your while.
The Temper Trap w/ Crocodiles
Doors 7pm :: Show 8pm
Tix: $25 adv/$28 dos, All Ages