Harmonious 90’s pop with just a hint of fuzzy, buzzy feedback; a tinge of The Beatles by-way-of Oasis; The Connell’s for people who aren’t, uh, wusses*
Why You Should Care:
There’s no reason that the East Coast should get all of the rock n’ roll fun (see The Trillions) and this five piece hailing from Austin, Texas is all the proof you need. On the kickoff track from their most recent EP Crocodile vs The Mutant Alligators From Space the band channels some good ol’ Gallagher brothers angst (complete with Beatles-esque “telephone-mic” vocal effect and a killer lyric hook - "I got strangers in my head that won't ever go away"), but there’s more to this band than a healthy respect for history. While they may lean on early 90’s “college-rock” as a loose framework, they never manage to sound anything less than exciting and electric, mainly due to sticking to the age-old-adage of “If you write good songs, people shall verily rock.”
Easier said than done, but Crocodile makes it look effortless and, more importantly, FUN, on this five song collection. And it’s a safe bet that if they’re coming to your town that fun will be HIGHLY contagious. At the very least you’ll know they have your back fighting off those pesky mutant alligators from space.
Crocodile vs Mutant Alligators From Space is out now for "name your price" on Bandcamp.
*Fullfills your obscure 90's band reference quota for 2015