Monday, June 08, 2009

Get Acquainted With : The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower and Crocodiles

Similar to the first edition of Get Acquainted With..., we are focusing on one band that was, and the band that now exists from that dissolved band. This time, we are focusing on The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower and Crocodiles.

The Plot lasted from 2001-2006 and released two full length albums, the best of which was Love in the Fascist Brothel, and highly worth your time. It is chocked full of Nazi references mixed with sexual innuendo and sounds that rivaled any other band of similar genres of the time. After The Plot called it quits in '06, the members of the band went on to work on other projects both together and apart, and Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell eventually went on to form Crocodiles.

The music of Crocodiles is heavily influenced by garage rock and 1960's psychedelia and are a departure from The Plot's punk sounds, but not all departures are a bad thing. It is kind of a rare feat when musicians can play one sound so well and then move on to another project and sound different yet still keep it together to make a good sound, and that's what Crocodiles is for me. The band will be in Austin at Mohawk with Holy Fuck and Woven Bones on June 11th. We caught them at SXSW and they are worth your time as well, so try to make it out.

The Plot playing "Drake the Fake" on their farewell tour in 2006:

Crocodiles : "Neon Jesus"

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