California-based sludgepop duo Crocodiles released their third full-length album, Endless Flowers, earlier this year. In advance of the group’s upcoming European tour, Crocodiles will package “Bubblegum Trash,” a cut off Endless Flowers, as a single scheduled for release on Nov. 26.
Featuring Dum Dum Girls’ lead singer Dee Dee on backing vocals — the frontwoman is married to Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez — “Bubblegum Trash” wraps a spritely guitar melody in a thick blanket of fuzz and feedback. There’s a bit of playful seduction at work here, too, with Welchez slyly crooning suggestive tidbits like, “You can suck me like a bubble pop” with a deliberate nonchalance.
Crocodiles is currently in the middle of a brief US tour, and will head across the pond to the UK and Europe later this year. Listen to “Bubblegum Trash” and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Crocodiles Tour Dates
10.24 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
10.26 Austin, TX: Red 7
10.27 Dallas, TX: Club Dada
11.17 London, UK: Barfly
11.19 Lyon, France: L’Epicerie
11.20 Paris, France: Le Divan Du Monde
11.21 Dijon, France: Generiq Festival/La Vapeur
11.23 Nantes, France: Le Stereolux
11.24 Rennes, France: L’Antipode
11.25 Eindhoven, Netherlands: Area 51
11.27 Charleroi, Belgium: Eden (Brasserie)
11.28 Dudingen, Switzerland: Bad Bonn
11.30 Milan, Italy: Plastic
12.01 Bologna, Italy: Covo
12.02 Padova, Italy: Loop
12.03 Rome, Italy: XS Live
12.04 Turin, Italy: Astoria
12.06 Barcelona, Spain: Club Primavera