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Crocodiles played Bowery Ballroom (pics), replaced Telepathe on the Faint/Ladytron tour (dates)

DOWNLOAD: Telepathe – So Fine (Lauren Flax remix) (MP3)

photos by Tim Griffin

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Crocodiles came through town and played Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (4/2) with Tyvek and Asobi Seksu, and a show two days later at Pianos with Tweak Bird.

Stealing liberally from the Jesus an Mary Chain and Spacemen 3,not to mention various other psych rock bands, San Diego duo Crocodiles aren’t doing anything new, but they do it very well. Dressed in skinny denim and sunglasses and bathed in red light, Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez look like a lost 1986 Creation Records press photo. It’s all two-chords, feedback, reverb, and excruciating volume set against a dimestore drum machine beat. And it all works pretty brilliantly because, like fellow West Coast-ers The Soft Pack, they have one element that can’t be ripped-off from someone else: attitude. All that’s missing is strobe lights and smoke machines. Though it would probably work just as well with a full band. [Bill Pearis]

Almost immediately afterwards, the Crocodiles jumped on to the already-in-motion Faint/Ladytron tour that Telepathe was supposed to be opening. Why Telepathe dropped off is unclear. What is clear is that Crocodiles won’t be gone for long. The Faint and Ladytron (and Crocodiles) hit Webster Hall on Friday, April 10th and Saturday the 11th. Tickets for both the Friday and Saturday shows are still on sale.

That tour runs through May 5th. Crocodiles’ debut album, Summer of Hate, will come out on April 28th via Fat Possum Records. Tracklist below.

Then later in May, Crocodiles will return to NYC AGAIN – that time to play two shows with Holy Fuck and A Place to Bury Strangers. Tickets for both Friday, May 22nd at MHOW and Saturday, May 23rd at the Bowery Ballroom are on sale.

Telepathe‘s next show is scheduled for April 15th at The Annex in NYC. The gig will be a record release show a for the band’s debut, Dance Mother, coming out April 14th on IAMSOUND. The record is “produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio and comes with cd-only remixes from Chairlift, The Big Pink and Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails producer).” Dance Mother single “So Fine” is remixed above – the video for Telepathe’s version is below.

Telepathe also has European/Japan dates scheduled, a June North American tour, and an appearance at All Point West scheduled. All tour dates, videos, and more Crocodile pictures below…

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Asobi Seksu pics from the same show HERE.

Crocodiles – Summer of Hate tracklist
1. Screaming Chrome
2. I Wanna Kill
3. Soft Skull (In My Room)
4. Here Comes The Sky
5. Refuse Angels
6. Flash Of Light
7. Sleeping With The Lord
8. Summer of Hate
9. Young Drugs

Crocodiles – 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 10 – WEBSTER HALL *** New York, New York
Apr 11 – WEBSTER HALL *** New York, New York
Apr 13 – TROCADERO *** Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 14 – 9:30 CLUB *** Washington DC, Washington DC
Apr 15 – SONAR *** Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 16 – THE NATIONAL w/ the Faint Richmond, Virginia
Apr 17 – ORANGE PEEL *** Asheville, North Carolina
Apr 18 – VARIETY PLAYHOUSE *** Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 20 – WAREHOUSE LIVE *** Houston, Texas
Apr 21 – STUBB’S *** Austin, Texas
Apr 22 – GRANADA *** Dallas, Texas
Apr 24 – RIALTO THEATER *** Tucson, Arizona
Apr 25 – THE GROVE *** Anaheim, California
Apr 26 – HENRY FONDA THEATER *** Los Angeles, California
Apr 27 – HENRY FONDA THEATER *** Los Angeles, California
Apr 29 – THE FILLMORE *** San Francisco, California
Apr 30 – THE FILLMORE *** San Francisco, California
May 1 – ROSELAND *** Portland, Oregon
May 2 – SHOWBOX *** Seattle, Washington
May 5 – OGDEN THEATRE *** Denver, Colorado
May 7 – BEAUTY BAR w/ Old Blood Las Vegas, Nevada
May 11 – THE CASBAH w/ Spectrum San Diego, California
May 22 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY *
May 23 – Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY *

* w/ Holy Fuck & A Place to Bury Strangers
*** w/ the Faint & Ladytron

Telepathe – So Fine

Telepathe – 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 15 – The Annex, NY, NY
Apr 22 – L’autre Canal Nancy
Apr 23 – Aeronef Lille
Apr 24 – Printemps de Bourges Festival Bourges
Apr 25 – La Maroquinerie Paris
Apr 26 – Cabaret Electric Le Havre
Apr 27 – Rockstore Montpelier Montpelier
Apr 29 – Kulturbunker Cologne
Apr 30 – Rote Sonne Munich
May 1 – Sick Girls Party @ Picknick Berlin
May 2 – Prinzenbar Hamburg
May 6 – 013 Bat Cave Tilburg
May 7 – Rotown Rotterdam
May 8 – Dissonanze Festival Rome
May 9 – OT301 Amsterdam
May 10 – Les Nuits Botaniques Brussles
May 11 – 93ft East London
May 12 – Norwich Arts Centre w/School of Seven Bells Norwich
May 13 – Harley w/School of Seven Bells Sheffield
May 14 – ULU w/School of Seven Bells London
May 15 – Rainbow w/School of Seven Bells Birmingham
May 17 – Bodega Social Club Nottingham
May 19 – Academy 2 Dublin
May 20 – Now Wave @ Deaf Institute Manchester
May 21 – Sound City Liverpool
May 22 – Stag and Dagger Leeds
May 25 – Sunsui w/ NO AGE Osaka
May 26 – Unit w/ NO AGE Tokyo, Tokyo
06/02 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
06/03 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06/04 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
06/05 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/10 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
06/11 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
06/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
06/16 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
06/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
06/19 – Austin, TX @ Emos Jr.
06/20 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
06/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
06/23 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
06/24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
06/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
07/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West Festival

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