Born from an early incarnation of Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles retains the lo-fi but saccharine aesthetic of its noise pop beginnings, living by the motto “Nothing is that clean, so why should music be?” But unlike other two-piece noise rock groups like Japanther or Lightning Bolt, these San Diego-ers have a toned down approach that reads more like a fuzzier Beach Boys or a grittier New Order. With three full-length albums under their belt, the duo’s sound has slowly evolved into self-assured, if scratchy, rock ‘n’ roll.

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 23, 2013

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