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Tarnishing sunny melodies with a scuzzy recording style and lots and lots of feedback, Crocodiles' Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez met during their formative teenage years in San Diego. Playing together in various incarnations since then, including in the Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, which featured Welchez on vocals and Rowell on guitar, the duo re-formed in a lo-fi capacity under the name Crocodiles in April of 2008. After self-releasing a distortion-driven 7", their single Neon Jesus was championed by No Age on a Stereogum best-of-2008 poll. As Crocodiles' debut full-length was recorded over that winter, blog readers started taking notice, and Summer of Hate was released by Fat Possum in late April of 2009. That winter, Crocodiles put out a Christmas-themed split 7" with Dum Dum Girls and prepped their follow-up, Sleep Forever, for the summer of 2010. After adjusting their lineup to include bassist Marco Gonzalez, keyboardist Robin Eisenberg, and drummer Anna Schulte, Rowell, Welchez, and the group traveled from their hometown of San Diego to record their third full-length in Berlin. That album, Endless Flowers, was released in the spring of 2012 on Souterrain Transmissions in the U.K. and French Kiss in the U.S. Crocodiles' fourth album, 2013's very focused and poppy Crimes of Passion, was produced by the Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner and featured just the duo of Rowell and Welchez, plus the occasional guest on backing vocals and horns. Taking a break from the band, Welchez recorded an album with his wife, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls, under the name Haunted Hearts. The group reconvened and set up shop in Mexico City to record its next album. Working with producer Martin Thulin, the duo continued refining the poppier aspects of its sound, while incorporating some Latin influences. Boys was released in May of 2015 on Welchez's own Zoo Music label. Their next album was recorded in the same location, with Thulin contributing instrumentation as well as steady production. Arriving in 2016, Dreamless de-emphasized guitars and used keyboards and other instruments to fill in the arrangements. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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  2.   Hollow Hollow Eyes
  3.   Telepathic Lover
  4.   I Wanna Kill
  5.   Me and My Machine Gun
  6.   Mirrors
  7.   I Like It in the Dark
  8.   I'm Sick
  9.   Time to Kill
  10.   Blue
  11.   Heavy Metal Clouds
  12.   Young Drugs
  13.   Jailbird
  14.   Peroxide Hearts
  15.   Marquis de Sade
  16.   All My Hate and My Hexes Are For You
  17.   Hard
  18.   Do the Void
  19.   Teardrop Guitar
  20.   Cockroach
  21.   Sleeping With the Lord
  22.   Not Even in Your Dreams
  23.   Alita
  24.   Sleep Forever
  25.   Welcome to Hell
  26.   Jet Boy, Jet Girl
  27.   Go Now
  28.   Virgin
  29.   Flash of Light
  30.   Jumping on Angels
  31.   Maximum Penetration
  32.   Stoned To Death
  33.   Groove is In the Heart/California Girls
  34.   Un Chant d'Amour
  35.   Billy Speed
  36.   Kool TV
  37.   Bubblegum Trash
  38.   Here Comes the Sky
  39.   Gimme Some Annihilation
  40.   Dark Alleys
  41.   Hearts of Love
  42.   Screaming Chrome
  43.   Transylvania
  44.   Crybaby Demon
  45.   Summer of Hate
  46.   Hung Up on a Flower
  47.   The Boy Is a Tramp
  48.   No Black Clouds for Dee Dee
  49.   You Are Forgiven
  50.   Girl In Black
  51.   U Sexy Thing
  52.   Foolin' Around
  53.   Refuse Angels
  54.   Neon Autobahn
  55.   I Wanna Destroy You
  56.   Endless Flowers
  57.   I'm Not a Young Man Anymore
  58.   Electric Death Song
  59.   Neon Jesus
  60.   Welcome Trouble
  61.   Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)
  62.   Soft Skull (In My Room)
  63.   Echando Desmadre
  64.   My Surfing Lucifer
  65.   She Splits Me Up
  66.   Fascist Cops
  67.   Don't Look Up

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