Ok so honestly I've been looking for a reason to post on this one for a while now, since it’s been occupying the highest levels of my consistent rotation; and a free bonus EP (I'll get to it in a minute) seems like just the trick. Sleep Forever is such a natural progression from Crocodiles post-Velvets debut that it’s practically a reflex. From the stripped back recesses of Summer of Hate, the band has emerged into a lush, saturated territory that mines the best impulses of Spacemen 3 and Primal Scream. Sure if you want to be honest it plays off the template several bands have touched upon, but before you go crying that its all been done before, ask yourself how astutely any other miners of influence have pulled it off. Ask yourself how seamlessly a band has translated the marriage of noise and melody that those two beacons of yore were able to. Well guess what non-believer Crocodiles have and its pretty fucking beautiful, that's what it its. The album's structured in a way that as soon as its short, yet arguably perfect duration culminates in the last throws of decay, you immediately wish it began again.
So now the band has added a few free bonus tracks that were inspired by the same sessions. These, mind you, are not of the same quality as the albm; but I have a hard time ignoring songs that come with a disclaimer of hobo hash pipe related strep throat and toilet hallucinogen suggested prerequisites. So when the proper album drops in all its vinyl glory in a few weeks, grab it. And for now, enjoy the J. Spacemen-esque drips of the title track and some psychedelic excess in the form of the EP.
[MP3] Crocodiles - Sleep Forever (from the album)
[MP3] Crocodiles - Kill Joe Arpaio (from the EP)
Download the whole Fires of Comparison EP HERE
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