WASTOIDS DIGS shines a digital flashlight on something we’re watching, listening to, or generally digging. Today, power pop duo Crocodiles shares Sam Macon-directed video for “Upside Down in Heaven.” Brandon Welchez tells WASTOIDS: “We were very excited to get the opportunity to work with our old friend, the very talented Sam Macon, on this new video. He directed two of our videos in the past but more than a decade had passed since we collaborated. I had a loose idea of what I wanted. The challenge was that I’m in LA and Charlie [Rowell] is in Paris, so we needed to figure out a clever idea we could shoot without being in the same place. Sam helped us polish the idea and directed me in person in LA and Charlie over Zoom. With some green screens and clever editing, we got what we needed!”

He continues: “Maybe I was chasing that elusive Stiff records sound or simply trying something that would make Westerberg smile. Either way it’s pure pop for heads who appreciate lyrics and melody. It’s a little sad but triumphant and true. If you’ve ever felt like you’re a little too far from home, like you’ve chased the dream until it’s turned into a nightmare, then here’s another song burning with regret and wasted wisdom.”

Pre-save: Crocodiles, Upside Down in Heaven from Lollipop Records.

The Crocs are on the road:

Wed 4/19 – Tijuana, Mexico – Mous Tache 
Thurs 4/20 – San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop  
Fri 4/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Artifice
Sat 4/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
Sun 4/23 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
Tues 4/25 – Phoenix, AZ – The Dirty Drummer *Free Show*
Thurs 4/27 – Denver, CO – Skylark Lounge
Sat 4/29 – St Louis, MO – Pop’s
Sun 4/30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club 
Mon 5/1 –  Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen 
Tues 5/2 – Detroit, MI – Lager House
Wed 5/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
Thurs 5/4 – NY, NY – Mercury Lounge
Fri 5/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie 
Sat 5/6 – Washington DC – Pie Shop *Evening Show*
Sat 5/6 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *Matinee Show* 
Sun 5/7 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub 
Mon 5/8 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Tues 5/9 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada 
Thurs 5/11 – Austin, TX – Ballroom at Spider House
Sat 5/13 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress

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  1. […] This week, WASTOIDS Digs the new Crocodiles video, “Upside Down in Heaven.” Directed by Sam Macon, the song is the title track from the duo’s new LP, out now on Lollipop Records. To watch the whole thing, check out our WASTOIDS Digs feature. […]

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