Endless Flowers聽is an album that takes you for a ride of blissful noise along with shoegaze elements and 60s throwbacks mixed in. Once the title (and intro) track “Endless Flowers” begins, the momentum practically never slows, save for the sobering “Hung Up On a Flower” and “You Are Forgiven” which is the closing track. Just a fair warning to those who purchase it – the sticker is covering up that guy’s naughty bits so be prepared when you peel it off with the plastic.聽With Crocodiles gaining steam, you’d figure that they’d be sold out of these by now. The quantity of copies pressed is unknown but feel free to let me know if you come across it. Stream the album via Spotify below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Crocodiles have existed in various incarnations since 2008, evolving from the original core of Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell into the five-piece we see today. With two previous albums, 2009始s Summer Of Hate and 2010始s Sleep Forever, the band garnered righteous praise for their intoxicating blend of scuzzy, surfy, lo-fi noise pop and their thrilling live shows.

Settling into an apartment on Berlin始s Gaudystra脽e last summer, the band thought they始d landed on their feet with free rehearsal space and unlimited refreshments when their neighbour, Helmut Katzenflugen, the manager of a local club, Ficken 2000, offered them a month始s residency at the club. Alas, the club始s proprietor had fired them before they finished their first set, so incensed was he by their 鈥済oddam racket鈥 distracting the club始s naked dancers from flirting with the clientele and parting them from their cash. But the club remained a favourite hangout for the band during their months in Berlin it was where they befriended the local rough boys (handy when looking for 鈥渃hemical aids鈥 to the recording process) and provided a nocturnal incubator for an album of glorious pop nuggets that arrive cloaked in a heavy disguise of noise and echoing weirdness.

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