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Crocodiles Play The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

September 27th, 2012

After previous groups of theirs had broken up, childhood friends Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez formed Crocodiles, a lo-fi, distortion-fueled noise-pop band based in
San Diego, in 2008. The duo’s sound has been compared to Echo & the Bunnymen’s and that of a stripped-down version of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s. (Think sunny melodies and dirty feedback.) But after putting out two albums, they decided to go with a bigger sound for the third, so the two added Robin Eisenberg on keys, Marco Gonzalez on bass and
Anna Schulte on drums. That album, Endless Flowers—which Rolling Stone says, “is filled with hook-y, fuzz-bombed cuts”—came out this past June. Now out on the road in support of it, Crocodiles (above, doing “Stoned to Death” for KEXP FM) play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.