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Whilst at the same time playing in an early incarnation of Dum Dum Girls (Welchez is married to frontwoman Dee Dee Penny), Crocodiles initially gained exposure in 2008 after fellow Southern California noise pop band No Age included their single "Neon Jesus" in a list of the year's best songs. This led to the duo being signed to Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records, who released the band's self-recorded debut album Summer of Hate, in April 2009.
After touring in support of their debut full-length, the first half of 2010 saw Crocodiles go into a studio in the Mojave Desert with British producer James Ford. The resultant sessions comprise the band's second album Sleep Forever. The record was released by Fat Possum in the September of that year.
In September 2010, Crocodiles released an instrumental song, "Kill Joe Arpaio", referencing the controversial anti-immigrant Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio heard the song and responded using Twitter, "Msg for the San Diego band 'Alligators' who wrote new song called 'Kill Joe Arpaio': BITE ME,". Arpaio also referenced the song during an appearance on Phoenix TV channel KPHO, saying "I'm a little concerned about the music, where kids can get this type of music. I think it sends a bad message. I understand freedom of speech, but there has to be a line of threatening a law enforcement official." Crocodiles responded via Spin Magazine saying "Maybe if the song was called 'I'm Gonna Kill Joe Arpaio,' he'd have a case but what we are attacking is the attitudes and policies he represents. In reality, we're keeping our fingers crossed that his much-deserved heart attack comes soon; the world can always use one less racist."
In September 2011, Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez self-produced their third album, Endless Flowers in Berlin, Germany. The album was released in spring of 2012. Guests on the album include reggae singer Hollie Cook and Dum Dum Girls Dee Dee, performing back ups on the track "My Surfing Lucifer" under the moniker Les Fleurs Du Mal Girl's Choir.
In April 2013, Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez recorded their fourth album, Crimes Of Passion. The album was produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes in Los Angeles, California. Guests on the album include Gregg Foreman of Delta 72 and Cat Power, soul singer Afrodyete of Breakestra as well as Welchez' brother, jazz musician Josh Welchez.
In addition to their own recordings, Crocodiles have collaborated with Television Personalities' frontman Dan Treacy as well as Dum Dum Girls. Although initially gigging as a two piece, Welchez and Rowell have expanded the band to include a live drummer, bassist and keyboard player. Musicians in the live band have included members of Blank Dogs, The Slits, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cat Power and Dum Dum Girls.
Outside of their activities with Crocodiles, Rowell has released music with Hollie Cook under the name Psychic Dancehall, while Welchez has released music with wife Dee Dee under the name Haunted Hearts. Both Rowell and Welchez have collaborated on poetry books with various friends, including late Cold Cave member Justin Benoit. Welchez and Dee Dee release records for other bands under the Zoo Music label name.
AJ Dávila
A.J. Davila, the lead singer of the acclaimed garage rock band Dávila 666, will release his debut solo album ‘Terror/Amor‘ on February 18th via Nacional Records.

A.J. Davila’s band Davila 666 has been celebrated at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, The Onion, LA Times, Prefix, Brooklyn Vegan and supported at key radio stations including KEXP, KCRW, WFMU, WBUR and others. Time Magazine chose Davila 666 as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Bands at SXSW in 2011.’

Davila’s debut solo album ‘Terror/Amor’ features collaborations with many of the biggest names in indie rock from across the Americas, including Cole Alexander (Black Lips), Alex Anwandter, Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), Juan Cirerol and Fofe Abreu (Circo).

On ‘Terror/Amor’, A.J. Davila brings together the guitar-fuzz of ‘60s garage, the raw energy of 70’s punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80s pop.
Sash The Bash
Sasha Vallely has been performing across the globe for over a decade with various bands such as Midnight Larks, Spindrift, The Silver Chords, The Mobsters and The Warlocks, and guested with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mondo Generator, Lords of Altamont, King Adora and members of QOTSA, The Hives, Portishead, Massive Attack, Cat Power, Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Masters of Reality, The Seeds, The Black Angels, Gong, Dead Meadow, Entrance Band, Yahowha 33 and Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys along with many others. She has opened for some acts such as Cypress Hill, Kid Rock, The Black Angels, Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Flaming Groovies, Strawberry Alarm Clock, King Khan, Shannon and The Clams, Night Beats, Biters and The Coathangers. She has also worked on many independent film scores such as El Gringo starring Christian Slater and directed music videos.