Crocodiles – Tickets – SPACE. – San Diego, CA – February 17th, 2017

Crocodiles

Casbah and Dream Present

Crocodiles

AJ DAVILA, Keepers

Fri, February 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

SPACE.

San Diego, CA

$12

This event is 21 and over

Crocodiles
Crocodiles
For me, Crocodiles represent everything I love about life-affirming Rock'n'Roll: they bring light out of darkness; they match reckless noise with the most beautiful melodies; they catch you off guard whilst sounding like the most perfect kind of right for the right here, right now.

They remind me of all the things I've loved but they also make me hungry for what I've not yet tasted. The claustrophobia and pain of the recent past is dealt with bravely and the road ahead is wide and open. It is all my favorite records playing at once; the trick to it being the truth; the truth being that great, life-affirming music must be bittersweet; anger is an energy that can be churned to positive.

We who face the demons of derailment out to destroy dreams must harness the hate and turn it back on itself—it is from this that great art is begat. And so these songs rage and chime at once, in organized chaos, like life.

Charles and Brandon have been making music together since they were 18. They met in the dirty glow of San Diego sun and now split their lives between New York City and London. Their music has grown up over the last decade just as they have. New blood in the form of producer Sune Rose Wagner of Raveonettes fame oversaw this recent endeavor and it was a quick, natural Los Angeles creation. Duncan Mills mixed for the third time, to maintain their catalogue lifeline.

Crimes Of Passion kicks off with "I Like It In The Dark," which could be their best to date; a joyous hymn to atheism and closes with the aching beauty of "Un Chant D'Amour," a simple and direct ode to heartbreak. These songs bookmark an album bursting with sounds inspired by the likes of the Soft Boys, Street Hassle era Lou Reed, the Notorious Byrd Brothers, the Jackson 5 and even Glenn Branca. This is certainly the most fully realised Crocodiles album to date.

It is a sadly accepted impression that life is cooler in song, on screen, in art, or in poetry, but it is far superior when the creative process is fed back into real life and an album like Crimes Of Passion is born.
AJ DAVILA
AJ Davila is known as the bassist of the acclaimed Puerto Rican garage rock band Davila 666, with whom he recorded two albums and toured the world. In 2011, the band decided to take a break, but AJ kept moving, and began working on his own project. His debut solo album, 'Terror Amor,' was released via Nacional Records on 2014 and has gotten major buzz from Pitchfork, Spin, VICE, NPR, CMJ, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, and more. The album features collaborations with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sergio Rotman of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fofe Abreu of Circo, and Davila 666 bandmate Johnny Otis Davila. Later that same year, Davila released a second album, 'Beibi' via Burger Records.

AJ Davila's solo project brings together the guitar-fuzz of '60s garage, the raw energy of 70's punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80's pop, a combination that Pitchfork described as "the balance between sweetness and distortion."
Keepers
Venue Information:
SPACE.
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/