Best Bands of 2010
#20 Hummingbird Award – CROCODILES
Best 80’s retro re-love of our days in So Cal listening to Richard Blade and KROQ. It’s the layered sounds of Jesus & and The Mary Chain coupled with so cal skater vibes that bring Crocodiles to our list.
Hometown – San Diego, CA
Members – Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez
Sonic Soulmates – Jesus & The Mary Chain, Love and Rockets and Echo & The Bunnymen
Okay, I’m writing this and watching Brian Wilson win the city of San Francisco their first baseball championship. Quite a night for our city. We felt it appropriate to focus on a band from a city that gave the Giants the NL West, Crocodiles of San Diego. 2008-09’s meteoric rise of the “Neon Jesus” single catapulted Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez to almost-fame. They’re still on a tear with a sound that is a tribute to the early 80’s indie rock/electronic of Jesus and the Mary Chain, Love and Rockets and even a little Echo. In 2010 they released Sleep Forever and our good friend Bristian reminded us of our most giant band crush…with two great tracks. Love them like we do. Please let us when you get back on tour, hope everything is okay guys.
“I Wanna Kill” – Love and Rockets garage synth sound.