May 31st, 2012
Crocodiles are as spunky, intoxicated, hair-brain-hedonistic as they want to be. The Berlin-via-San Diego lo-fi indie rockers (Brandon Welchez [vocals, guitar], Charles Rowell [guitar], Marco Gonzalez [bass], Anna Schulte [drums], Robin Eisenberg [keyboards]) will be releasing their third LP, Endless Flowers, on Monday and spoke to Wonderland ahead of a week of Field Day-ing, boat partying and pedal to the metal debauchery…
What reptilinous creatures would you compare each member to?
I can’t say really, because Anna looks like a moose, Robin is a bat, Marco is a giraffe and I am the walrus.
What’s your current pick of tour bus music?
The Legendary Hearts – Hermannplatz Katz album.
What kind of antics can we expect to see at the boat party (launching Endless Flowers) in London next Thursday?
Hopefully a handful of nudity and an infestation of dysentery.
What do you love about living in Berlin?
The ice cream, the cheeseburgers, the parks, the rivers, the ROTTEN ROSE.
What’s the worst and best thing to have happened to the band on tour?
The worst thing to happen on tour occurred in Baltimore when our tires were slashed and we were pissed on from the third floor of the building. When the tow truck worker arrived, we invited him into the van for a drink and eventually he was too drunk to do his work. We had to call for back up. This was also the best thing.
How is Endless Flowers a progression from your previous work?
It’s the third album. The album prior was the second and next year we will record the fourth album.
Crocodiles play Field Day on the 2nd – Endless Flowers is out on the 4th, via Souterrain Transmissions.
Words: Jack Mills