Music Hall of Williamsburg
Crocodiles

Crocodiles

Wymond Miles, Young Boys

Sat, November 23, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Crocodiles
Crocodiles
San Diego, CA’s Crocodiles have signed to Frenchkiss Records and will release their third full-length album, Endless Flowers, on June 5th, 2012.

While following in the footsteps of the raw, anthemic psychedelia of 2010′s Sleep Forever and the “repeat-ready… art-punk renaissance” (Rolling Stone) of their 2009 debut Summer of Hate, the songs on Endless Flowers add a refined cohesion and unmistakable sunnyness to Crocodiles’ glorious, noise and echo-cloaked pop. The title track opener is four and a half minutes of soaring, alarm-ringing guitars, while “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)” comes next with a resounding, punk-inflected charge. The 7-plus minute “My Surfing Lucifer” begins with two minutes of grimy, hissed spoken word before ascending to glammy, distorted heights; the bass-heavy and buzzing “Dark Alleys” is a motorik march; and the swirling “Bubblegum Trash” has a sweet, dirty charm. Nearly all are single-worthy, and are embellished with singer/guitarist Brandon Welchez’s newly forward-mixed croon.

Crocodiles have evolved from their 2008 genesis as the core duo of Welchez and guitarist Charles Rowell into today’s five-piece, which includes keyboardist Robin Eisenberg, bassist Marco Gonzalez, and drummer Anna Schulte. Last summer, the band headed to Berlin to rehearse and record Endless Flowers, which Welchez and Rowell had written last winter.
Wymond Miles
Wymond Miles
Four years ago Wymond Miles, guitar player and songwriter in San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys, began writing solo material thematically based on the concepts of eschatology, anthroposophy, and Gnostic and Hermetic symbolism. Drawing from a vast musical pool of inspiration, including Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt, Arvo Part, and Nikki Sudden amongst others, Earth Has Doors is Miles' first solo release. Since beginning Miles had basically shelved these songs to attend school, focus on fatherhood, and commit to the demanding schedule of the F&O's. He earned a degree in humanities with an emphasis on the philosophical implications of the ecological/economic crisis of our times, and that subject matter can be traced throughout his first EP. These songs concisely yet esoterically document the existential crisis of our current epoch — moving from the nothingness of modern materialism, fragmented reductionist thought, and drug escapism to a world imbued with subjectivity and meaning through a new relationship with the Earth and cosmos as alive and full of inherent intelligence.
Young Boys
Young Boys
With a rooted affinity for black-leather noise, synth-strewed weirdness and layered, wall-of-sound pop, Young Boys is a story that crisscrosses the continent. Formed by David “Legs” McDaniel who, after traveling across the country looking for love and a place to call home, hooked up with fellow scum Ethan Miller, Lee Lichtsinn, James Ralph and Michael Stasiak to solidify ranks in New York City.

Now knee-deep in NYC grime and projected through technicolor static, Young Boys come armed with a few of out-of-tune guitars a large synthesizer and a certain, crunchy cohesion. The current five piece's slobbering stance on classic garage punk balladry has awarded them gigs alongside Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Dengue Fever, Cold Cave, Howling Hex and gathered praise from the likes of NME and The Village Voice.

Holloweyed is honored to release Young Boys’ debut longplayer; the six-song wave of growing deconstruction, New York Sun follows the group’s 2010 split with California noise enthusiasts FM Face for Digitalis, a 7” of “Bring Em Down” for Chicago imprint, Rococo Records & New York on vinyl (w/ download card) and digital formats.

Young Boys are currently finishing the next album.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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