Frenchkiss Records 
Fire Note Says: Crocodiles third LP, Endless Flowers, establishes their sound!
On Crocodiles second LP, Sleep Forever , it seemed that the San Diego bands sound was pushing in a bigger direction and now with the release of their third album, Endless Flowers, that bigger sound has been discovered. The first sonic improvement for Crocodiles since we last heard from them is that Endless Flowers represents their first LP as an official five piece. That depth of musicians can be heard throughout Endless Flowers and adds a dynamic to the band which was not been heard on their first two records.
The next improvement you will hear on Endless Flowers is that the band moves away from some of their lo-fi beginnings and now comes at you with fully fledged rock tracks. The opening title track sways like a track out of Echo & The Bunnymen's playbook while "My Surfing Lucifer" (love the title) is a big trashy glam rock tune that will have your feet tapping. You then will get the grandiose "Bubblegum Trash" that is straight Brit-pop with a hint of distortion that has a Suede vibe to it.
All of these bigger and more confident songs from Crocodiles really start to establish the bands identity. Sure they have been compared to The Jesus And Mary Chain before but on Endless Flowers the band uses their new members to really make a group sound that carries their evolvement forward. Crocodiles still closely resembles a modern Jesus & Mary Chain but now have a much more modern spin on the style which not only makes Endless Flowers a great listen but a record that is worth repeat attention!
Key Tracks: "Endless Flowers", "Bubblegum Trash", "My Surfing Lucifer"
Bands With Similar Fire:
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Crocodiles: Sleep Forever [Fire Note Review 9/22/10]
Crocodiles: Summer Of Hate [Fire Note Review 5/12/09]
-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony