Published Jun 15, 2010Last spring, San Diego shoegazers Crocodiles released Summer of Hate and effectively became one of the many Jesus and Mary Chain-worshiping fuzz bands to burn up the blogs in 2009. The duo have wasted no time in recording the follow-up, Sleep Forever, which is due out on September 14 via Fat Possum.
Called "psychedelic, hypnotic and anthemic," the album was laid down in the first half of this year with James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, who previously produced Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, and the Klaxons.
"The album's still gritty and punk," says Crocodiles guitarist Charles Rowell in the press release. "But it's also really big and loud and psychedelic. It's just a lot more organic."
Sleep Forever's first single is its title track, which is due out on seven-inch on August 17. If you don't want to wait until then, you can download the noisy, psych-rocking new tune now over at here.
Later this month, Crocodiles will embark upon a West coast tour with a full five-piece band, playing eight U.S. dates with fellow fuzz lovers Dum Dum Girls (Crocodiles singer Brandon Welchez just so happens to be married to lead Dum Dum Girl Kirsten Gundred, aka Dee Dee).
6/23 Oakland, CA - New Paish*
6/25 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre*
6/26 Seattle, WA - High Dive*
6/29 Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp*
6/30 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*
7/1 Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
7/2 San Diego, CA - The Casbah*
7/3 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar*
* with Dum Dum Girls