Album Premiere: Crocodiles, 'Endless Flowers'

San Diego band drops fuzz bombs on third album

May 29, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Courtesy of Frenchkiss

Click to listen to Crocodiles' album 'Endless Flowers'

San Diego indie rockers Crocodiles are about to follow up their 2010 record Sleep Forever with their third LP, Endless Flowers, which is out on June 5th. The group's first LP for new label Frenchkiss is filled with hooky, fuzz-bombed cuts like the title track and "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)," as well as standouts like the peppy, swooning ode "No Black Clouds for Dee Dee" and the grit-flecked sweetness of  "Bubblegum Trash."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

More Song Stories entries »