Crocodiles, Fresh & Onlys, Young Prisms | Lincoln Hall | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Crocodiles, Fresh & Onlys, Young Prisms Early Warnings (Music) The List (Music) Soundboard

When: Wed., April 20, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $12
When San Diego duo Crocodiles released Summer of Hate in 2009, they were quickly grouped with the other Californians making waves with stoney, fuzz-toned interpretations of classic pop themes—Wavves, Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls. But they're a harsher toke than their contemporaries, with a more nocturnal attitude and a hint of danger. On their sophomore effort, last year's Sleep Forever (Fat Possum), they thicken the distortion—earning the Jesus and Mary Chain comparisons all over again—and up the creep factor with the addition of a ghoulish garage organ that sounds like they ordered it through an ad in the back of an Eerie comic. The title of the second track, "Stoned to Death," pretty much sums things up. —Miles Raymer


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