Crocodiles & AJ Davila

Crocodiles & AJ Davila

PLRLS

Tue, March 7, 2017

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

$12 GA / $35 4-Pack

This event is 18 and over

Crocodiles
Crocodiles
San Diego glam-punk duo Crocodiles are Band To Watch alums that have been exceptionally prolific since receiving the designation. Last year’s Boys was the outfits’s fifth album since 2009, and thankfully they continue to proceed at an unrelenting pace, already back again this fall for their sixth LP Dreamless. The album is led by the light-as-air “Telepathic Lover,” which finds Crocodiles tapping into a sound far more lush than their tradition of noisy reverb-rockers would suggest. Working with a frenetic heartbeat, “Telepathic Lover” sweats gooey drops of dream pop, ringing pristinely with bright keyboards and sultry acoustic guitars rather than their classic fuzz-pedal feedback.

But while Crocodiles are definitely flirting with their sentimental side on this new single, the sonic shift is more an amplification of their existing proclivity for maudlin flair than a truly significant departure. For one, the pessimistic computer-speak introduction shows their playfully dramatic sense of humor is well in-tact. The lyrics echo the sentiment of hopelessness with vocalist Brandon Welchez cooing warnings to his titular interest to avoid using her powers on his mind because of the darkness that remains inside. It’s all proof that Crocodiles still wield a fierce bite — it’s just drenched in a much sweeter syrup.
AJ Davila
AJ Davila
AJ Davila is known as the bassist of the acclaimed Puerto Rican garage rock band Davila 666, with whom he recorded two albums and toured the world. In 2011, the band decided to take a break, but AJ kept moving, and began working on his own project. His debut solo album, 'Terror Amor,' was released via Nacional Records on 2014 and has gotten major buzz from Pitchfork, Spin, VICE, NPR, CMJ, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, and more. The album features collaborations with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sergio Rotman of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fofe Abreu of Circo, and Davila 666 bandmate Johnny Otis Davila. Later that same year, Davila released a second album, 'Beibi' via Burger Records.

AJ Davila's solo project brings together the guitar-fuzz of '60s garage, the raw energy of 70's punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80's pop, a combination that Pitchfork described as "the balance between sweetness and distortion."
PLRLS
PLRLS
PLRLS is a 5 person band from Baltimore Maryland. They have made music together since 2011. This music has been described as New Wave and/or Post Punk with a certain Operatic/Surfy twang and bizarre dance-ability.

Their new album Have You Seen My Fancy Pony is a 30 minute romp of heavy as hell bass lines, hand claps, his and her vocal harmonies, angular guitar blasts and enough keyboard to make you believe you just took the DeLorean back to 1980.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
http://themetrogallery.net/