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FREE ALBUM: New EP from Crocodiles


San Diego noise punks Crocodiles haven’t even released their sophomore album, Sleep Forever-it’s out September 14-so we were pleasantly surprised this week when the band delivered a new four-song EP, Fires of Comparison, which you can download for free below.

Recorded after they wrapped sessions for the loud, fuzzy Sleep Forever (watch the video and download an MP3 for the title track here), the EP veers into a mellow, trippy, semi-electronic vein and contains no vocals. Why? The band claims they contracted strep throat by sharing a pipe with a hobo in San Diego’s Presidio Park.

Right-click-save-as on this link to download the EP.

Crocodiles, featured last year as a SPIN Breaking Out band on the strength of their debut, Summer of Hate, are hitting the road to support the new album. See tour dates below.

What do you think of the new EP? Sound off in the comments below.

Crocodiles tour dates:

9/17, Las Vegas, NV (Neon Reverb Festival @ Aruba Showroom)
9/20, Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
9/22, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
9/24, Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
10/26, Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
10/27, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brendas)
10/28, Washington, DC (Rock N Roll Hotel)
10/29, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
10/30, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
10/31, Birmingham, AL(Bottle Tree Café)
11/2, Orlando, FL (The Social)
11/3, Miami, FL (Grand Central)
11/4, Tallahassee, FL (Engine Room)
11/5, New Orleans, LA(One Eyed Jacks)
11/6, Houston, TX (Mango’s)
11/7, Austin, TX (Fun Fun Festival)