April 8, 2009

Crocodiles - Summer Of Hate (2009)

Lately, it's felt like summer in Portland and just in time I found my first summer jam, "I Wanna Kill" by Crocodiles. Because nothing says summer like murder. Thematically, it reminds me of the Ponys' awesome "Let's Kill Ourselves", but with more obvious ties to Echo and the Bunnymen . Play them back to back and you have your evening planned. The rest of the album is a collection of distortion laden indie and garage rock, some better than others. My only complaint is they like to let some of their songs drag on and fade out into just oscillating waves instead of keeping them tight. "Soft Skull (In My Room)" and the title cut are the other two great tracks.