Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crocodiles Announce 'Endless Flowers'

Crocodiles are one of those bands that have managed to cut through the noise and stay on Stark's radar longer than most bands. Perhaps it was the amazing show we caught long ago at Pianos, or Crocodiles' innate ability to channel vintage noise rock we love (Jesus and Mary Chain) but we're still excited whenever we hear news of new music. Yesterday, they announced their third LP and first for Frenchkiss (after leaving Fat Possum), Endless Flowers, releasing June 5th. They're going to be hitting SX hard, and playing two NY shows Glasslands and Mercury April 11 and 12. Full tour dates after the jump. The new track sounds great - brighter - catchier - with flashes of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, but with some balls. The textures are thick, and the guitars piled on top of hook-laden male female vocals. Very glad these guys have managed to stick around.

Crocodiles - Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) by souterraintransmissions
FEB. 22         MONTREAL, QC                          CASA DEL POPOLO*
FEB. 23         TORONTO, ONT                          LEE'S PALACE*
FEB. 25         CHICAGO, IL                              SCHUBAS TAVERN*
FEB. 26         MADISON, WI                            THE FREQUENCY*
FEB. 28         MINNEAPOLIS, MN                     7TH ST. ENTRY*
FEB. 29         FARGO, ND                                AQUARIUM#
MAR. 1          OMAHA, NE                                SLOWDOWN FRONT ROOM*
MAR. 2          DENVER, CO                              LARIMER LOUNGE*
MAR. 3          SALT LAKE CITY, UT                    URBAN LOUNGE*
MAR. 6          SEATTLE, WA                             THE SUNSET*
MAR. 7          PORTLAND, OR                           DOUG FIR LOUNGE*
MAR. 9          SAN FRANCISCO, CA                  RICKSHAW STOP**
MAR. 10        LOS ANGELES, CA                       ECHOPLEX^
MAR. 11        SAN DIEGO, CA                          CASBAH*
MAR. 14        AUSTIN, TX                                THE STAGE ON SIXTH (SXSW)
MAR. 17        HOUSTON, TX                             FITZGERALD'S (UPSTAIRS)
MAR. 18        DALLAS, TX                                CLUB DADA
APR. 11         BROOKLYN, NY                           GLASSLANDS
APR. 12         NEW YORK, NY                           MERCURY LOUNGE

* Bleeding Rainbow supports
** Bleeding Rainbow and Terry Malts support
^ Bleeding Rainbow and The Dunes support
# Young Prisms support

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