Crocodiles – Sleep Forever

Fans of No Age and Oxford Collapse would do well to investigate this.

Over the past decade The Jesus and Mary Chain as an influence have been sonically mined. Culminating, of course in the utter dross that was Glasvegas. It’s unfortunate that we’ve had to mention them really, as they’re a group certainly best forgotten. We’ve had a couple of years to recover from this insipidity of indie rock however, and now it seems that it’s time to break out the JAMC records again, because someone’s only gone and found a new way to do it. Enter Crocodiles, a duo from San Diago.

Fuzzy and hazy ‘Sleep Forever’ is simply a gorgeous single. Bringing to mind vast skies and long evenings, there’s a nostalgic quality to the track, as though it’s been specifically designed to echo the sepia-tinged Polaroid type photographs that litter blog posts. It’s refreshing to hear the aforementioned influence used in this way, away from the black and white grainy-ness and towards a more blissful place.

It’s easy to be prone to hyperbole when we’re experiencing groups like this in small doses, but one listen to the b-side here – a cover mash-up of ‘Groove is in the Heart’ and ‘California Girls’ – and you’ll see why we’re excited by this release. Fans of No Age and Oxford Collapse would do well to investigate this and then further. Crocodiles have good form, particularly in last year’s single ‘I Wanna Kill’. In short; we’re rather enamoured.

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