Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 29, 2010

photos by Marcus Lauer

Crocodiles

Crocodiles are ready to be criticized. The San Diego group takes much of its aesthetic -- black leather, bubblegum melodies, violent guitar effects -- from the Jesus and Mary Chain, and playing shows like the one it did Wednesday night at New York City's Mercury Lounge, the group does the squalling neo-neo-'60s-pop thing without apology.

"Go home and berate us anonymously on BrooklynVegan," lead singer Brandon Welchez said late in the set, name-checking a website known for its colorful reader comments, presupposing a few haters had snuck in among fans of the band. "I know some of you motherf---ers are going to. Do it -- please!"

...The Crocs played just eight songs, many of which came from their recently released sophomore effort, 'Sleep Forever.' During the fuzz tsunami that preceded 'Mirrors,' keyboardist Robin Eisenberg seemed to mimic the organ riff from Del Shannon's 1961 hit 'Runaway,' which the Crocs' DJ, decked out in rocker threads similar to theirs, had played earlier in the evening.-[Spinner]

Crocodiles headlined Mercury Lounge with support from The Girls At Dawn, Reading Rainbow, and Candy Claws on 9/22. They then played Glasslands one night later with Kria Brekken and her husband DJ Avey Tare.

If you missed it, Crocodiles will be back to play Maxwell's on October 26th. The show is the kick-off date for a tour the west coast band is going on with Golden Triangle and Dirty Beaches. The tour leads up to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 7th (which Crocodiles are playing, but not their tour-mates). No NYC dates listed at the moment, but maybe they'll add one before Maxwell's (which happens 3 days after CMJ ends) (Golden Triangle will be playing some CMJ shows).

All dates & more pictures from Mercury Lounge (and the place to comment), below...

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CROCODILES - 2010 TOUR DATES
Sep 29 2010 Bodega Social Nottingham, Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 30 2010 The Harley Hotel & Bar Sheffield, South York, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 1 2010 The Other Rooms Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and W, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 2 2010 The Captains Rest Glasgow, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 3 2010 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 4 2010 Deaf Institute Manchester, Lancashire, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 5 2010 Hoxton Bar And Kitchen London, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 6 2010 Haymakers Cambridge, East, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 7 2010 Audio Brighton, Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 9 2010 OX4 Festival (The Bullingdon) Oxford, England, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 13 2010 INSTORE @ ROUGH TRADE EAST London, London and, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 16 2010 Iceland Airwaves Festival Reykjavik, ICELAND
Oct 26 2010 MAXWELL'S w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Hoboken, New Jersey
Oct 27 2010 JOHNNY BRENDA'S w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Philadelphia, PA
Oct 28 2010 ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches DC, Washington
Oct 29 2010 CAT'S CRADLE w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Carrboro, NC
Oct 30 2010 THE EARL w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Atlanta, GA
Oct 31 2010 BOTTLETREE w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Birmingham, AL
Nov 2 2010 THE SOCIAL w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Orlando, Florida
Nov 3 2010 GRAND CENTRAL w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Miami, Florida
Nov 4 2010 ENGINE ROOM w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 5 2010 ONE EYED JACK'S w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches New Orleans, LA
Nov 6 2010 WALTER'S ON WASHINGTON w/ Golden Triangle & Dirty Beaches Houston, TX
Nov 7 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX

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Comments (56)

NO MORE MASKS, PLEASE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:13 PM

Will someone please remove the photoshopped-on microphones so we can see the penis' that were there originally?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:18 PM

hum mus

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:22 PM

They want us to hate on them on message boards? That's really odd.
Here is some footage from their early days...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIybz6axr1Q

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:23 PM

i want limited addition crocodiles crocs please thanks, art fag rec im looking at you

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:27 PM

Pussy-ass band covering JAMC, regurgitated to the kids to young to know the real thing, wearing brand new shiny leather jackets they bought at the mall.

Posted by (like it matters) | September 29, 2010 1:29 PM

How about limited edition Croakies?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:45 PM

Always thought this band was garbage. The fact that he's actually promoting his band to people to go on this blog and tell them they're shit...well, that's kinda cool. Cuz, they are indeed shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:46 PM

@1:23 that clip is amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:48 PM

Instigating the elephant in the room is a guaranteed way to get trampled. Way to go, dude. Nice Farfisa organ, though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:49 PM

FUCK THIS BULLSHIT

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

i wasn't there, but at the singers request...looks like a lame show from a lame band. fuck them they suck.

Are you reading yet?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:59 PM

I think people have to care one way or another about your band in order for them to talk shit anonymously about you. Sorry croc bro

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:00 PM

CrocMEHdiles.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:02 PM

why would you say that to your fans? and only 8 songs? yeesh...

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:03 PM

like candy claws, but come on guys the masks are soooooooooooooooo overdone by better bands.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:12 PM

What an absolute douchebag. Go back to Cali, braaah.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:13 PM

I knew these guys back in SD. And, truuuust me, they didn't dress like this and didn't like this sorta music.

So awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:16 PM

Hey guys, WE'RE FAMOUS!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:45 PM

2:16, what's your point?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:45 PM

Look at me, Look at me. Grow up, dude!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:54 PM

8 songs? really? was it past their bedtime?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:00 PM

2:45, if you can't figure that out, you need to move back to Tucson already.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:46 PM

8 songs?! Wow, that's pretty lame. Bet they were waiting for their encore that never happened. No worries, they'll be gone in 6 months.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:49 PM

bitchass little rich boys from San Diego... Know this for a fact.

Posted by San Diego Native | September 29, 2010 3:50 PM

I feel sorry for people

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:56 PM

the bass player from girls at dawn looks good in those mom jorts

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:59 PM

kria brekken did NOT play at glasslands, cancelled last minute

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 3:59 PM

I LOVE THE WAY I FEEL WHEN DANCING - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 4:09 PM

That lead singer has a worse case of punch-face than Glen Beck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 4:19 PM

see: the plot to blow the eiffel tower

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 4:26 PM

see: some girls

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 4:34 PM

DIRTY projectors BEACH house

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 5:02 PM

last time I saw crocodiles at merc lounge, the lead "singer" puked into a cup before the show. watching that was more entertaining than the performance

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 5:18 PM

Don't come back to NY please.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 5:35 PM

Lead singer of Crocodiles has a tiny penis, FACT

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 5:51 PM

Earlier this month Golden Triangle were a lot of fun at LPR - we were kind of a tame audience though. Love them though, they are like a one band Fun Fun Fun Fest!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 6:29 PM

crocodiles jock beach fossils' style SO hard

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 6:36 PM

One of the Girls At Dawn has one of the worst tattoos I've ever seen, also they are one of those bands nobody likes who bizarrely insist on an excessive guarantee.

A great show to go to if you wanted to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Vivian Girls on the same bill.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 6:46 PM

raaad trash talkin' comments.

Posted by way 2 go | September 29, 2010 7:05 PM

those pics are funny!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 7:44 PM

ah, another group of 30-somethings with effects pedals and no ideas making an attempt at being famous.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 8:19 PM

you mean another group of 20 somethings with effects pedals and no idea how to actually play beyond barre chords on a guitar or hold out a chord on a synth?

We described the 90% of the Brooklyn/LES music scene.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 9:14 PM

"like candy claws, but come on guys the masks are soooooooooooooooo overdone by better bands."

yeah like SLIPKNOT!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 11:04 PM

I definitely like the new Crocodiles LP! Not original but well done.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 9:16 AM

God, fuck golden triangle so hard..

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 10:20 AM

Well hello there Girls at Dawn rythem section!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 11:03 AM

Also the guy from Crocodiles was in a Blink 182 ripoff band, look it up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 11:33 AM

Not a fan of this band, but you know what they did last year? They toured the world. Look it up.

You know what you did? You went to your pathetic and meaningless job and posted spiteful comments on brooklynvegan.

Advantage - Crocodiles.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 12:17 PM

HAHAHA Great job Crocodiles!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 4:23 PM

I am on a world tour right now, you don't know me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 4:47 PM

We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin each and every place
with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, N.C., VA

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 4:53 PM

i wanna eeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuummmmm girlz @ dawn. don't give a sh$T bout their music!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2010 1:44 PM

i read that post and i was like "the brooklyn vegan commenter's aren't going to take the bait like that." WRONG.

Posted by anon | October 2, 2010 11:40 AM

fuck

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:57 PM

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