Crocodiles will be opening for The Horrors during their U.S. tour beginning next month in Boston. Summer of Hate, Crocodiles’ debut album for Fat Possum, was released earlier this year. The NY Times describes Crocodiles as a “stylish wall of throb” and Self-Titled declared their “songs take on heightened power live.”

Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez met as teenagers in San Diego. Playing in various groups since then, the duo struck out on their own as Crocodiles in April of 2008. They quickly self-released a 7″ single and used it as an excuse to escape their tar pit hometown, first touring up and down the west coast and then venturing across the whole of the US.

Crocodiles songs began slinging across the Interweb after their friends in No Age named the band’s song “Neon Jesus” as one of their Top Ten shredders of 2008. Unprompted, the forward-thinking Fader Blog posted two more stunner tracks, “I Wanna Kill” and “Summer of Hate.“ Released this year, Summer of Hate features poppy vocal melodies, crushed with harsh electronic drums or lifted and left floating in spaced-out noise and echo. Loud, wiry guitars jab wildly like mutant synapses skirting along a tightrope drone.


Sep 15 PARADISE ROCK CLUB – Boston, Massachusetts

Sep 16 JOHNNY BRENDA’S – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sep 17 BOWERY BALLROOM – New York, New York

Sep 18 SONAR – Baltimore, Maryland

Sep 19 BLACK CAT – Washington DC

Sep 21 THE EARL – Atlanta, Georgia

Sep 22 ONE EYED JACK’S – New Orleans, Louisiana

Sep 24 WALTER’S ON WASHINGTON – Houston, Texas

Sep 25 GRANADA THEATRE – Dallas, Texas

Sep 26 EMO’S – Austin, Texas

Sep 28 THE CLUBHOUSE – Tempe, Arizona

Oct 10 TURF CLUB – St. Paul, Minnesota

Oct 11 DOUBLE DOOR – Chicago, Illinois

Oct 12 MAGIC STICK – Detroit, Michigan

Oct 16 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – Brooklyn, New York

*All dates with The Horrors

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