Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on June 25, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Crocodiles

With two guitars, two pairs of sunglasses, and a drum machine, Crocodiles took the stages of Mercury Lounge on a Saturday evening June 20th, part of a bill that also included Arpline (fka The Kiss Off) and Big Bang TV.

Next up for the band: a UK tour in early July before the duo heads back out to their native west coast for a few dates with Pens & Graffiti Island and the San Diego Street Scene... all before going on tour with The Horrors in September and October. That means Crocodiles are back in NYC on Thursday, September 17th for a show at Bowery Ballroom, and then again at the end of the Horrors tour to play Friday, October 16th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Crocodiles are NOT playing the Saturday, October 17th show at Maxwell's. Tickets for both the Bowery and MHOW shows are on sale. Maxwell's (sans Crocodiles) is on sale too.

Crocodiles released Summer of Hate earlier this year and are prepping to release a split 7" with Dum Dum Girls, Pens, & Graffiti Island on Art Fag Records.

All tour dates & more pictures from Mercury Lounge below...

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CROCODILES - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jun 24 - FIREBIRD St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 26 - BLUEBIRD THEATRE Denver, Colorado
Jun 27 - TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 11 - PARADISO Amsterdam
Jul 12 - OLD BLUE LAST London
Jul 14 - K4 Nurnburg
Jul 15 - BANG BANG CLUB Berlin
Jul 21 - HANA BI Ravenna
Jul 22 - PARKLIFE FESTIVAL Milan
Jul 25 - TRAMLINES FESTIVAL Sheffield
Jul 28 - STEREO Glasgow
Jul 30 - WHELANS Dublin
Jul 31 - CHORLTON IRISH CLUB Manchester
Aug 1 - BUFFALO BAR Cardiff
Aug 4 - ARDENS BOUDOIR London
Aug 19 - RICKSHAW STOP San Francisco, California*
Aug 21 - DOUR FIR Portland, Oregon*
Aug 22 - CHOP SUEY Seattle, Washington*
Aug 26 - CREPE PLACE Santa Cruz, California*
Aug 27 - SPACELAND Los Angeles, California*
Aug 29 - STREET SCENE San Diego, California
* w/ PENS & Graffiti Island

The Horrors & Crocodiles - 2009 Tour Dates
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Boston, MA Paradise
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas
Thursday, September 17, 2009 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Friday, September 18, 2009 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Saturday, September 19, 2009 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sunday, September 20, 2009 OFF
Monday, September 21, 2009 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 OFF
Thursday, September 24, 2009 Houston, TX Walters
Friday, September 25, 2009 Dallas, TX Granada
Saturday, September 26, 2009 Austin, TX Emos
Sunday, September 27, 2009 OFF
Monday, September 28, 2009 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
[Horrors play West Coast shows without Crocodiles during this part]
Saturday, October 10, 2009 St Paul, MN Turf Cub
Sunday, October 11, 2009 Chicago, IL Double Door
Monday, October 12, 2009 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 OFF
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Toronto, ONT Lee's Palace
Thursday, October 15, 2009 Montreal, QUE Petite Campus
Friday, October 16, 2009 Brooklyn, NY MHOW

All Horrors dates, including Maxwell's, HERE

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Comments (17)

JATMC cover band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 12:22 PM

...with trite Spacemen 3 look, stage presentation and lighting. Can someone please explain to me how this blog generation hype machine works, cuz I just don't understand how a "band" like this could be receiving the press they're getting and already be on major U.S. and European tours. Is it that they have the right booking agent? Press agent? Management? I'm so confused...

Posted by blackhat | June 25, 2009 12:28 PM

no one cares.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 12:28 PM

The Crocs were great and despite the JAMC comparisons, which are too facile, I think the band they really resemble is a youthful version of Suicide. The echo on the singers vocals and his rockabilly yips and yowls especially evoke Alan Vega. OK, they use a guitar and not a keyboard, but the entire vibe is very Suicide-ish.
Oddly, a section of the crowd was there to see the truly mediocre opening band, Arpline, and split before the Crocs came on. Their loss.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 12:31 PM

The new one by the Horrors (Primary Colours) is a mega-leap in quality over their first, so much so that they don't even seem to be the same band at times. This should be a great tour.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 12:36 PM

yeah i saw them at bowery...kinda boring...

Posted by george | June 25, 2009 12:37 PM

Boring? I dunno, it seems to me the Crocodiles are fun to watch onstage, there is a lot of movement by both players and lots of intensity yet they are obviously having fun with it at the same time. Boring to me is some whiny band of hipsters with acoustic guitars moaning about their latest tragedy (daddy's check being late, that sort of thing).

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 12:44 PM

"JAMC comparisons, which are too facile" !?
shut up Frenchie, they're too easy to compare because 99% of what they do IS JAMC.
Look at those pics above-JAMC.
same guitars, glasses, even hair almost.
Song titles: Neon Jesus, I want to Kill = JAMC.
They have the stupid, mandatory indie animal.
Kids today are too young to remember or even listen to JAMC so they get this. fuck 'em.

Posted by Oldie Olderson | June 25, 2009 1:10 PM

I'm listening to I wanna Kill - wow - that is JAMC to the exact #.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 1:18 PM

I was waiting for the path last saturday and I stumbled upon a forgotten record so I pick it up. and it's called "summer of hate" by some band called the Crocodiles. I guess a drunk hipster must have left it there after the show. I took it cuz it sounded promising with songs like "I wanna kill" and whatnot. It was a let down. But hey, I got a free record that I could probably sell to one of you kids!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 1:40 PM

JAMC JAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMCJAMC

THE INDIE MACHINE IS JUST AS LAME AS THE MAINSTREAM MACHINE...

but don't be frustrated by the hype machine...

just keep searching for great bands.

it's your duty as a music-loving citizen :)

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 1:52 PM

So, I can't decide what I think of this band. Visually, they are totally going for the JAMC thing, and the show sort of resembles that as well, but if you listen to the ENTIRE album, most of is is actually more Spacemen 3, and i mean specifically the first half of the album Recurring (Sonic Boom's half). Of course, most of you are fucking music infants that don't know what the fuck you are talking about and can only think as far as just saying JAMC JAMC JAMC JAMC JAMC with your fingers stuck in your ears, unwilling to hear any argument to the contrary. Anyway, I still can't decide what I think because they are a bit boring, but the show is fun, the tunes are catchy, and I applaud them for having the balls to just get up there and do this knowing people will accuse them of ripping off their obvious influences.

Still, I'm not sold on them.

I will say this, while we are all posting on a message board, these guys are touring Europe. Crocodiles: 1, Losers on a Message Board: 0.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 2:22 PM

your mom's on a message board,

sucka.


disdainfully,

your father

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 2:46 PM

Crocodiles are definitely a CD band....they were terrible at Mercury...little by little, the crowd thinned out til hardly no one was left...who wants to see 2 dudes gyrating on stage...the guitarist dude playing w/the knobs was kinda cool but the singer was pretty lame...and c'mon, preprogrammed beats! wtf!!! for that have a DJ...they were drinking the wack juice yo!

Posted by funky_diabetic | June 25, 2009 3:31 PM

Are they giving away pillows at the door for their tour with The Horrors?

Posted by Music to nap to | June 25, 2009 6:25 PM

Nothing ever drives me to post here, but I LOVE TO LOVE A BAND THAT GETS HATED FOR NOTHING...AND THE PITCHFORK HATE IS THE ICING. Keep away from the shows if you don't like em and post all your Oscar Wilde like blogs all day long! If you just want to trash bands, become a real critic and make some $$$!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 7:04 PM

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