Though rising and thriving in the sun-soaked swamps of Central Florida and briefly huddling in the bed-bug infested tombs of Brooklyn, Alligator Indian weren’t truly forged until Spooky B. and Christian Church relocated to the subterranean crystal nexus that is Asheville, NC. There they spent two years honing their art and craft while unfurling a slew of EPs and singles, culminating in their debut LP, Spring I’m In, on San Diego’s Bleeding Gold Records.
Spring I'm In launches opportunely enough at the cusp of the season, but the recording process originally had Alligator Indian beginning work in their mountain retreat, the Rainbow Reservation, shortly after the summer release of their Football EP with Bleeding Gold. The resultant sound files came across like a worn out copy of Simon Reynold’s post-punk opus Rip It Up and Start Again dropped in a vat of lysergic acid diethylamide, if they may be so bold. And if'n they mayn't, let's just say it's pretty not so bad. The aural constructs begin with a blistering sci-fi tale of a world where tyrannical governments mandate who a citizen can become betrothed to. From there, themes and sounds shift between fuzzy post-pop, a cappella bursts of vocals, and industrial cries for contentment.
With all that being said, we ask that you lay down, place headphones around or within your ears, and allow Alligator Indian’s surreal pop to enthrall at least 3 of your 5 senses.
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released 23 April 2012
All songs written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Alligator Indian at The Rainbow Reservation, Asheville, NC.
Artwork and vinyl layout by Jack Cusumano
Cassette layout by Dave Sheehan
Digital and vinyl mastered by Joe Goodwin @ Capricorn Mastering
Cassettes mastered by M. Geddes Gengras
Vinyl pressed by Pirate's Press, San Francisco, CA
Cassettes pressed by M2COM
All songs licensed exclusively by Bleeding Gold Records, San Diego, CA
All songs are © Harrison/Torrealba, 2012
All content is © Alligator Indian and Bleeding Gold Records, 2012