|Crocodiles – Endless Flowers / Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) Singles|
Crocodiles have released a couple of tastes from their upcoming album Endless Flowers and both are pretty great indications of the direction they're taking. The first,
| "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)" is a joyous bit of psych that's gooey with reverb and laden with the band's insistent sense of rhythm. "Endless Flowers", the title track from said upcoming LP is a bit more reserved and even more polished that its predecessor. Still very nice, but a shade cleaner than we've expected from the band. However, more exciting than either of these two pieces of the album are the band's choices of b-sides for the singles. Always game for a good cover (see their version of "Groove is In The Heart"), the band has picked a couple of punk obscurities that are both great in their original incarnations and excellently reworked into Crocodiles classics here. "Sunday" is backed with a take on The Kids' "Fascist Cops" that's a bit more relaxed than the original and adds a touch of organ that really brings out the melodic aspects of the song. "Endless Flowers" is backed with an RSTB favorite, a cover of Teenage Head's excellently undersung track "Picture My Face" that's taken on a bit of tempo shift and again slathered with a choice chunk of organ that makes for a fun time. Is it wrong to hope that someday these guys might put together an entire album of punk and power pop covers?
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