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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.   Mirrors
  6.   Flash of Light
  7.   Blue
  8.   Hung Up on a Flower
  9.   Screaming Chrome
  10.   I Like It in the Dark
  11.   Foolin' Around
  12.   Electric Death Song
  13.   Dark Alleys
  14.   Hearts of Love
  15.   Cockroach
  16.   Marquis de Sade
  17.   Jet Boy, Jet Girl
  18.   Groove is In the Heart/California Girls
  19.   Alita
  20.   Welcome Trouble
  21.   Jumping on Angels
  22.   Hard
  23.   Sleeping With the Lord
  24.   Jailbird
  25.   Transylvania
  26.   Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)
  27.   Neon Jesus
  28.   Maximum Penetration
  29.   Echando Desmadre
  30.   The Boy Is a Tramp
  31.   Sleep Forever
  32.   Teardrop Guitar
  33.   Bubblegum Trash
  34.   Don't Look Up
  35.   My Surfing Lucifer
  36.   She Splits Me Up
  37.   Heavy Metal Clouds
  38.   Me and My Machine Gun
  39.   Summer of Hate
  40.   Un Chant d'Amour
  41.   I'm Not a Young Man Anymore
  42.   Soft Skull (In My Room)
  43.   I Wanna Destroy You
  44.   No Black Clouds for Dee Dee
  45.   Peroxide Hearts
  46.   Girl In Black
  47.   U Sexy Thing
  48.   Crybaby Demon
  49.   Kool TV
  50.   Do the Void
  51.   Endless Flowers
  52.   Neon Autobahn
  53.   Not Even in Your Dreams
  54.   Go Now
  55.   Here Comes the Sky
  56.   Stoned To Death
  57.   Fascist Cops
  58.   Welcome to Hell
  59.   Refuse Angels
  60.   Time to Kill
  61.   Virgin
  62.   All My Hate and My Hexes Are For You
  63.   Gimme Some Annihilation
  64.   Young Drugs
  65.   Billy Speed
  66.   I'm Sick
  67.   You Are Forgiven

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