Crocodiles - Summer of Hate (2009)


Crocodiles’ 2008 cult hit “Neon Jesus” was a pledge of faith — in Echo and the Bunnymen’s 1980 LP Crocodiles as well as in the Jesus and Mary Chain. Their debut stays true: “I Wanna Kill” is Chain-like bubblegum noise that’s less death threat than come-on, while the raw guitar dub rock of “Soft Skull (In My Room)” could be an old Bunnymen demo. But there’s a thrilling free play in the duo’s wildly distorted, trippy hook fetishism that makes them more than rehash: This is a repeat-ready 34 minutes of melodic pop pushed to the disintegration point and beyond. Welcome to the art-punk renaissance.


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