CROCODILES: THIRD ALBUM ENDLESS FLOWERS TO BE RELEASED JUNE 5TH, 2012

CROCODILES: THIRD ALBUM ENDLESS FLOWERS
TO BE RELEASED JUNE 5TH, 2012 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

“SUNDAY (PSYCHIC CONVERSATION #9)”
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FEBRUARY/MARCH HEADLINING TOUR DATES INCLUDE SXSW

TWO APRIL NEW YORK SHOWS

San Diego, CA’s Crocodiles have signed to Frenchkiss Records and will release their third full-length album, Endless Flowers, in the US on June 5th, 2012.

While following in the footsteps of the raw, anthemic psychedelia of 2010’s Sleep Forever and the “repeat-ready…art-punk renaissance” of their 2009 debut Summer of Hate, the songs on Endless Flowers add a refined cohesion and unmistakable sunnyness to Crocodiles’ glorious, noise and echo-cloaked pop. The title track opener is four and a half minutes of soaring, alarm-ringing guitars, while “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)” comes next with a resounding, punk-inflected charge. The 7-plus minute “My Surfing Lucifer” begins with two minutes of grimy, hissed spoken word before ascending to glammy, distorted heights; the bass-heavy and buzzing “Dark Alleys” is a motorik march; and the swirling “Bubblegum Trash” has a sweet, dirty charm. Nearly all are single-worthy, and are embellished with singer/guitarist Brandon Welchez’s newly forward-mixed croon.

Crocodiles have evolved from their 2008 genesis as the core duo of Welchez and guitarist Charles Rowell into today’s five-piece, which includes keyboardist Robin Eisenberg, bassist Marco Gonzalez, and drummer Anna Schulte. Last summer, the band headed to Berlin to rehearse and record Endless Flowers, which Welchez and Rowell had written last winter.

Crocodiles began their spring tour last at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA, and continue tonight at Casa del Popolo in Montreal, QC. The tour runs through March 18th at Club Dada in Dallas, TX, and includes a stop at this year’s SxSW Music Festival, where the band will play the Frenchkiss Records showcase at Stage on Sixth Street on March 14th. The band will also perform two headlining shows in New York this April: on the 11th at Glasslands in Brooklyn and on the 12th at the Mercury Lounge. A current itinerary is below.

Crocodiles are: Brandon Welchez (vocals, guitar), Charles Rowell (guitar), Marco Gonzalez (bass), Anna Schulte (drums), and Robin Eisenberg (keyboards).

Endless Flowers track listing:

1. Endless Flowers
2. Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)
3. No Black Clouds For Dee Dee
4. Electric Death Song
5. Hung Up On A Flower
6. My Surfing Lucifer
7. Dark Alleys
8. Bubblegum Trash
9. Welcome Trouble
10. You Are Forgiven

Crocodiles tour dates:

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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