by Andrew Frisicano

photo by Alex Kacha
Crocodiles

Back in June, we got the title-track/single from Crocodiles's forthcoming LP, Sleep Forever, due September 14th on Fat Possum. That's re-posted above, and with the release approaching, the band has booked a series of shows, including a New York date, set for Wednesday, September 22nd at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale.

They also have a number of West Coast gigs preceding NYC, mainly around their L.A. homebase (where they have two free shows at the Echo). They'll be making visits to Chicago, Mexico, and, in the fall, the UK.

The record - part flower power, part roadhouse - clocks in at just over 35 minutes, and between eight-songs that means a lot of fuzzed-out krauty interludes. Live, the band's lead duo - Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell - will play as a five-piece band, with drummer Alianna Kalaba, bassist Marco Gonzalez and keyboardist Robin Eisenberg filling out the group.

Their acid-trip video for "Sleep Forever" and all tour dates are below...

Crocodiles - "Sleep Forever"

Crocodiles - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 16 THE ECHO **FREE SHOW** Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19 Popscene San Francisco, CA
Aug 20 Casbah San Diego, CA
Aug 23 THE ECHO **FREE SHOW** Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28 HELLOW FEST Monterrey, MEXICO
Sep 20 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Sep 22 Mercury Lounge New York City, NY
Sep 29 BODEGA Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 30 HARLEY Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 01 OTHER ROOMS Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 02 CAPTAINS REST Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 03 BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 04 DEAF INSTITUTE Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 05 HOXTON BAR AND KITCHEN London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 06 HAYMAKERS Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 07 AUDIO Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM