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

$15

This event is 18 and over

Crocodiles
Crocodiles
Crocodiles have always traveled their own particular road of excess; playing, recording, dreaming and scheming in various far-flung corners of the globe. For their fifth album, Boys, the boys decamped to Mexico City where producer Martin Thulin captured this latest psych-pop masterpiece. Trashy in some places and beautiful in others, this colorful album sees the band revisiting many of the sonic Crocodilian themes that have earned them worldwide acclaim while also cooking with many new flavors. Take the salsa-punk of tracks like Crybaby Demon or Kool TV; noisy guitars mesh with Latin rhythms to create a new sound that can only be described as “muy chingón!”. On songs such as "The Boy Is A Tramp", "Don’t Look Up" and "Blue" the band create beautifully lush soundscapes that are sure to seduce the listener. "Foolin’ Around" is a bonkers car crash of influences, something the punks can do The Hustle to. Crocodiles’ bizarro-pop craftsmanship shines brightly on "Peroxide Hearts", "Transylvania" and "Hard". The charmingly aggressive Do "The Void" will hit you, but they promise it will feel like a kiss. Boys is an album for boys and for girls and for boy-girls and mutants, back-alley poets, thieves, space cadets and alien babes, righteous tricksters, sonic deviants, and everything in between. But most of all, Boys is an album for you.
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, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/