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

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