Crocodiles have always traveled their own particular road of excess; playing, recording, dreaming and scheming in various far-flung corners of the globe. For their fifth album, Boys, the boys decamped to Mexico City where producer Martin Thulin captured this latest psych-pop masterpiece. Trashy in some places and beautiful in others, this colorful album sees the band revisiting many of the sonic Crocodilian themes that have earned them worldwide acclaim while also cooking with many new flavors. Take the salsa-punk of tracks like Crybaby Demon or Kool TV; noisy guitars mesh with Latin rhythms to create a new sound that can only be described as “muy chingón!”. On songs such as “The Boy Is A Tramp”, “Don’t Look Up” and “Blue” the band create beautifully lush soundscapes that are sure to seduce the listener. “Foolin’ Around” is a bonkers car crash of influences, something the punks can do The Hustle to. Crocodiles’ bizarro-pop craftsmanship shines brightly on “Peroxide Hearts”, “Transylvania” and “Hard”. The charmingly aggressive Do “The Void” will hit you, but they promise it will feel like a kiss. Boys is an album for boys and for girls and for boy-girls and mutants, back-alley poets, thieves, space cadets and alien babes, righteous tricksters, sonic deviants, and everything in between. But most of all, Boys is an album for you.