Our friends Chuck and Brandon make up the noisy lo-fi band Crocodiles. A year ago, they played their first San Diego show in our living room, and now their new record, Summer of Hate, is out on Fat Possum. Last night we went to the Casbah to watch Spectrum (Sonic Boom from Spacemen 3's band), and Crocs supported. They were the best I've ever seen them, fresh off the Ladytron/Faint tour. If you like Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3 or Suicide, this band is for you. They'll be back on the road in a week doing a US tour with Holy Fuck, so check out the dates and make sure to catch them.