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The week’s best clips, sin­gles, down­loads and au­diostreams

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

CROC­O­DILES Hard ★★★★ Zoo Mu­sic

Croc­o­diles are a bunch of San Diego punks whose fifth al­bum, Boys, was re­leased last month. Di­rected by Kelsey Hen­der­son, this new video of theirs fea­tures var­i­ous shady char­ac­ters drink­ing, smok­ing, play­ing on rail­way tracks, uri­nat­ing in public and do­ing all the delin­quent things that make teenage life worth living.

EL­LIPHANT Love Me Bad­der ★★ TEN/Ke­mosabe

This is the first sin­gle from singer/rap­per Elli­nor Olovs­dot­ter’s forth­com­ing al­bum. If you lis­ten closely to the outro, you can ac­tu­ally hear her high-school English teacher’s head ex­plode.

TAME IM­PALA ’Cause I’m a Man ★★★★ In­ter­scope

It’s funny how a video shapes per­cep­tion of a song. The first video Tame Im­pala made for this track fea­tured high-tech 3D graph­ics and sounded cold, grey and ster­ile. Here they’ve re­made it, us­ing what looks like Dr Teeth and the Elec­tric May­hem from The Mup­pet

Show to mime the var­i­ous parts. Con­se­quently, the same song sounds goofy and full of fun. The Aus­tralian rock­ers’ new al­bum, Cur­rents, is set for a July 17th re­lease.

SOAK Bano Body ★★★ Rough Trade

“The teenage heart is an un­guided dart . . .” The open­ing line from the first song on

Soak’s Be­fore We For­got How

to Dream al­bum is an ac­cu­rate taster of what’s to come. Bri­die Monds-Wat­son writes songs that are per­sonal, un­pol­ished, but al­ways mem­o­rable.

ALESSIA CARA Here ★★★★ Def Jam

Eigh­teen-year-old Alessia Cara wrote this about the worst party she’s ever been to. For the video, she’s recre­ated said party, with many of the same guests in at­ten­dance, which will make a du­bi­ous claim to fame for all in­volved. The sam­ple on which the track is based, in­ci­den­tally, is Isaac Hayes’s Ike’s Rap II (aka the most sam­pled track of 1994.)

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