Fri Oct 1 2021
4864 Beacon Ave S Seattle, WA 98108
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The Crocodile Presents:
Sweeping Promises ,
Star Party ,
Thirteen years ago, Caufield Schnug and Lira Mondal began making music in a small town in Arkansas. Over the subsequent decade, having relocated to Boston, MA in 2012, the duo became serial band-starters on the East Coast underground. Their many DIY projects and releases established their thrifty and disciplined songwriting practice, known by few.
Sweeping Promises, their latest project, was born in a disused and reverberant concrete laboratory in Cambridge, MA. Tracked with a self-devised “single-mic technique” and mixed in mono, the band completed their debut Hunger for a Way Out just in time to enter quarantine. With only a single basement show under their belt, the band received an unexpectedly wide reception, firstly in online punk circles, and eventually stretching beyond. The band owes their circulation to the expert coordination of Sam Richardson, label head of Virginia’s Feel It Records.
Sam describes the release: “Angular guitars and sharp synth notes float atop a raw rhythm section, while Lira Mondal's effervescent vocals truly define Sweeping Promises' sound. There's something simple yet otherworldly about these tracks - you have the DIY prowess of Kleenex/LiLiPUT and Girls at Our Best!, a brooding new wave-y minimal synth sound woven in, and an undeniable pop-leaning appeal captured in vibrant monaural glory.”
Sweeping Promises is currently headquartered in Austin, TX after fleeing Boston in Covid-time. They are currently preparing for touring (in a better world) and stockpiling recordings made in Caufield’s parents’ bathroom.
Star Party was started by Carrie Brennan and Ian Corrigan in may of 2020 in Seattle. With a love for all things misty a demo of high energy music materialized, rock n roll music. Blissfully fuzzed out, wrapped in a sheets of noise, they're set to release an LP later this year on Richmond, Virginia's Feel It records and London's Tough Love records.
Rat Queen is a run down, overworked Poser Punk trio dedicated to dwelling on the non-problems of their former youth. From social anxiety, to drug abuse with levity, Rat Queen can’t help but be stuck in post adolescence.
Stripped down, too loud, and not without whining, Rat Queen can’t help but make you ask yourself, “Did I ever really grow out of my awkward phase?—Or did I just get used to it?”
The Crocodile Presents:
Sweeping Promises , Star Party , Rat Queen
Fri Oct 1 2021 9:00 PM