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Alligator Indian

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Duo Pop Avant-garde




"Alligator Indian - "More Songs About Animals and TV""

Alligator Indian have been milling around in Bleeding Gold’s basement for sometime now popping out to scare some children, release a record or a tape, and snuggle a cat fairly often…this time around they are back with a four song EP of cold electronics, horror pop blissed over with dual co-ed vocals to send shivers up your spine to make your body move. - C86'd

"Alligator Indian - Later, Data Dog"

While a lot of groups are still searching for their own distinctive sound, North Carolina’s Alligator Indian are constantly honing theirs and crafting sounds that make even the things that go bump in the night out to be alluring. - Cassette Rewind

"Anyone Up For Some "Corpsing" With Alligator Indian?"

Experimental group, Alligator Indian, have released a single, "Corpsing," from their upcoming EP More Songs About Animals and TV.

The track leads the listener through an eerie arrangement, composed of psychedelic synthesizers and vocal harmonies, reminiscent of old horror movie soundtracks. To heighten the mystery around their bizarre music, the band members operate under the monikers Christian Church and Spooky Bubble. - In Your Speakers

"Listen to Alligator Indian's new track, 'Corpsing'"

The beautifully haunting 'Corpsing' is taken from More Songs About Animals and TV, and with its chaotic structure and delightfully eerie feel, it is only fuelling our need for the EP's release on September 17th. - The 405

"Alligator Indian - More Songs About Animals and TV"

My love for Alligator Indian runs as deep as our shared Carolina roots. Today the duo have announced a new EP to drop this September via Bleeding Gold, with our first preview in the vibrantly creepy “Corpsing”. Synth leads seems to spin around like ghosts taunting the listener; letting you know you’re trapped, even though you kind of love it. The whole thing is a doozy that ends just as you’ve wrapped your head around it, begging you to join the haunt one more time before trapping you just the same. - Decoder Magazine

"Reflection - More Songs About Animals and TV"

What made Laurie Anderson a challenging listen for me was that she refuses to employ the easy trick of playing it cool in a detached manner. Alligator Indian’s Christian Church and Spooky Bubble strike me as her brethren. Musicians of this kind can put their egos aside and show you who they are without glossing themselves over with a trendy persona. They give themselves over to you instead of cloaking themselves in faux-apathy. Rather than try to be popular or impressive, they try to be honest and to invite you to engage with them. - Portals

"What's So Good? Alligator Indian - "Corpsing""

Whoa. Now this is a song that I can let grow on me. Alligator Indian’s single “Corpsing” is haunting and innovative, fearlessly whacking its own avant-garde path.

As soon as I pressed play, I was perplexed, but in an intriguing way. I wasn’t sure where the song was going to go, but I’m pleasantly surprised. Within the chaos and obscurity of this track, there is most definitely structure — a very mathematical one at that. The vocals are haunting, the instrumentals are at times creepy and unsettling, but when you combine the two it just makes sense.

It’s so refreshing to hear a band that is unabashedly doing their very own thing in a modern music world where mimicry is running rampant. - Indie Shuffle

"Alligator Indian "Corpsing""

On “Corpsing” the avant-pop duo give Avey Tare a run for his money in terms of making music that could score the LSD episode of Scooby Do and the 13 Ghosts. The digital arpeggios and electronic drums on “Corpsing” are reminiscent of something you might find in a Playstation-era Final Fantasy game. It’s the vocals, which are both classically elegant and reeking with the haunt of a swampland tomb, that truly frame the world “Corpsing” has crawled from. Choruses explode with pitch-shifted vocal bolts that cover for low, distressing howls who drag you down into the bog.

“Corpsing” is the perfect soundtrack to an autumn afternoon in a graveyard, or a midnight séance in an English garden. - No Fear Of Pop

"Alligator Indian"

These Florida Gators are Christian, but not the Tim Tebow type. Alligator Indian is the native Orlando, Florida duo of the aptly named Christian Church & Spooky Bubble. Now residing in North Carolina, they create surrealist pop music using their respective disparities in vocals that could easily provide for two bands. Their release Football is six songs split up equally between the lo-fi tracks accompanying the vocals of Spooky Bubble and the post-punk songs sung by Christian Church. - Witness This

"Alligator Indian - Dark Fruit"

Pas né de la dernière pluie, le duo Alligator Indian - qui squattait en juillet dernier un Beko, en plus d’une ribambelle d’EP parmi lesquels le recommandable Football - vient de sortir le 23 avril, via Bleeding Gold Records, son premier LP, Spring I’m In, en téléchargement libre d’obole par ici. Procédant d’Asheville en Caroline du Nord, mais à la confluence des eaux troubles de Floride et de celles bruissant dans les égouts de Brooklyn, la pop sombre et fantasmagorique de Christian Church et Spooky Bubble confine à la splendeur sépulcrale sur Dark Fruit, premier single à écouter ci-dessous et admirablement remanié par The Cyclist et Heart Island.
- Hartzine

"Spring Fever"

Spring also taps a '60s girl-group sound, which Bea, with her full, commanding voice, is easily able to pull off. And there's an intriguing current of darkness that runs throughout the collection of songs but, as Church puts it, "goth and metal bands take that seriously. We don't." (Worth noting: Bea says she was highly inspired by '90s TV show The Wonder Years.) Standout tracks include the whimsical "Gnarwhal," the attitude-and-reverb spoken-word number "Ice & Asteroids" and lead track "Our Love Was a Crime," the band's statement against the proposed Amendment One which would define (according to the N.C. state constitution) marriage as being only between a man and a woman. - Mountain Xpress

"Alligator Indian - "Dark Fruit""

There are many things to love about Alligator Indian, but the cherry on top of it all has to be the duo’s willingness to go anywhere and try anything. I’ll admit that when I was first getting acquainted with their music after the release FOOTBALL it took me a minute to tune into their shape-shifting vibes, but once I did I was enthusiastically sold. It’s not that the band refuses to stick to one style, but rather they see everything as fair game and find a way to bring it in and put their signature stamp on it. - PORTALS

"Alligator Indian: Totally Swamped"

Asheville’s Christian Church and Spooky Bea are busy people. As Alligator Indian they make left- field indie pop that marries strident guitars to creepy-cool atmospherics. They also recently doubled as the organizational force behind the New Weird Asheville compilation. But these curators of the unconventional aren’t finding it hard to fit in. - Shuffle Magazine

"Alligator Indian – Dark Fruit (Heart Island Remix)"

North Carolina’s Alligator Indian have been pumping out one solid tune after another for the past few years. This duo recently released their latest album entitled “Spring I’m In” and on this new album is the track Dark Fruit. Dark Fruit is a haunting musical journey that creeps along to the echoed vocals of Christian Church and Spooky B. - Yeti Music

"Spring I'm In [album stream]"

This isn’t exactly your standard tribal-infused, synth-soaring ordeal. First of all, it’s better than that. I believe that people too often forget that sheer high-quality can be a way to stake out originality. As in, just sounding good — polished, self-assured, harmonious — can set an album apart from the overcrowded brood out of which it levitates, aglow. Such is the principle that marks Alligator Indian’s most immediate draw. Spring I’m In demands no test of patience to listen to from front to end, unlike some of even today’s best band’s efforts. - Tiny Mix Tapes

"Alligator Indian – “I Gave Myself A Science Lecture” (Video)"

If you missed it, Alligator Indian released a spectacular album Spring I’m In via Bleeding Gold Records (stream/download/purchase here). Today they’ve just put out a new glow-in-the-dark style video for “I Gave Myself A Science Lecture”. - Pasta Primavera

"Alligator Indian - "Dark Fruit""

Originally hailing from Orlando, Florida, male/female duo Alligator Indian aka Christian Church and Spooky Bubble probably needed the relative Appalachian remoteness of Asheville, North Carolina - a city so outstanding on so many levels it requires a special segment on Wikipedia - to truly mature their music's splendid weirdness. - No Fear Of Pop

"Alligator Indian - "Dark Fruit""

Originally hailing from Orlando, Florida, male/female duo Alligator Indian aka Christian Church and Spooky Bubble probably needed the relative Appalachian remoteness of Asheville, North Carolina - a city so outstanding on so many levels it requires a special segment on Wikipedia - to truly mature their music's splendid weirdness. - No Fear Of Pop

"[MP3] Alligator Indian: “Prospect Park”"

“Prospect Park”, aside from making me giddy about summertime in Brooklyn (minus scorching heatwaves from hell), is a minimalist tune thriving off the strengths of female vocals that eventually end up complimenting a crooning set of male pipes. It’s got an echoing build that ricochets all over the places, giving off a weird vibe of star-crossed lovers mixed with juvenile Animal Collective. Yeah, I’m totally liking my own post as soon as I publish this one. - I Guess I'm Floating

"mp3: new Alligator Indian: "Dark Fruit""

The band just sent me over their new LP to try on for size and although it jumps all over the place in terms of style, their experimentation really clicks on some tracks. Take, for instance, new tune “Dark Fruit” that delivers a church organ, spooky vibe with percussive pop about four minutes in. - I Guess I'm Floating

"Just Heard: "Dark Fruit""

The first single from the album, "Dark Fruit" is a dark pop song. The haunting vocals recall post-punk bands of the '80s, while the sunny melody gives the song a lighter feeling. - Impose Magazine

"Spring I'm In [Album Review]"

From the beginning, I mentioned how I've been listening to Spring I'm In in a sanctuary place. Whether the woods is somewhere you feel the most comfortable in, Alligator Indian is able to soundtrack, permeate and enhance this escapade. Even if you're stationed in your room, relax and let Church and Bubble use their innovative abilities to take you on a "spicy" dream-like journey. - Earmilk

"SoundTrack web extra: New Weird Xmas"

The band formerly known as Eleven & the Falcons has, with the new year, taken on a new name: Alligator Indian. Says the band, "We're going to be working on new material and playing shows over the coming months so we'll keep you posted."

At the end of 2010, they released a three-song EP on Bandcamp which retains the avant garde charm of Eleven & the Falcons but with nods to garage rock and '60s doo-wop. Oh, and it's called New Weird Xmas. But don't let that scare you away.

"Christmas may be over, but Alligator Indian's debut EP, New Weird Christmas, is still free to download and offers three songs perfect for any time of year," reports a press release.
This is actually true. The title track (well, almost: It's called "New Weird Christmas" is a sucker punch of fuzzed out guitars and distortion, throaty vocals buried under static and ringing background "na na nas" that recall a radio station fading in and out during a long road trip on a rainy day. Both otherworldly and cozy.

"Prospect Park" was written as a Christmas gift to the band's friend, Brooklyn artist Melissa Diaz. A bell-clear refrain, "Just like Holly," rings over a glitchy metronome of electronics while layers of voices build below in reverse architecture. The song is a microcosm of a story; a carol stripped to its essence.

"Merry Xmas, Melissa Diaz" is the EP's longest track at four-and-a-half minutes. Here, Alligator Indian showcases its penchant for soundscapes and sonic craftsmanship. If this were a visual art project, it would be a collage; if it were a film it would be a Kinetoscope strip of still images run together in halting animation. As it is, the song is a pastiche of holiday songs sung in haunting and echo-y waves, sometimes atonal, sometimes harmonic, always intriguing. That this is Christmas music out of season somehow makes it that much better.
- Mountain Xpress

"Alligator Indian Interview"

Alligator Indian released an EP this summer with spunky and haunting tracks, across which Alisha Torrealba spread her powerful dark voice. I first heard of Alligator Indian by (cyber) meeting Christian Church through Sewer Greats. He always seemed like a keen dude. Their music has a rich mix of pop, experimental, and punk sensibilities. - BIRP!


This new jammer by Alligator Indian is off of their new EP FOOTBALL, which is out now on Bleeding Gold Records. It’s a darkwave force of nature that will invade your space and leave you in shambles only to come crawling back to it for more. After hearing the track I knew that I had to better acquaint myself with this North Carolina band right away. And that’s exactly what I did. - Cactus-Mouth

"Alligator Indian - "The New E""

Alligator Indian just released their new EP (LP? at six tracks, it would push LP territory, except they're all pretty short ditties) Football, which has about as much to do with pigskin as Hockey the band has to do with pucks & ice. The album opens up in a lot of interesting ways beyond the Cults-worshippers I figured them for. In particular, they press hard on the heavy synths in a few parts that gives Football a spacier, more massive sound than your average polite '60s pop throwback session. - QRO Magazine

"Nova Tabarcan"

"Honey Eye Bee Leave Ewe"

This song is a 'level complete' screen. It's a Friday goof-off. It's a tush notification. It's a baritone baby, and a light-up sandwich, and something I can only describe as a cat sidewalk. It starts and ends with phones ringing, but in the middle there are hands wringing, and ears ringing, and arms winging. - Said The Gramophone

"Alligator Indian "FOOTBALL" EP"

Asheville, NC's Alligator Indian make the kind of perfect pop music you could always be in the mood to listen too... As a big Aislers Set fan when I was younger (yeah... so what?) I always will have a soft spot for projects like this. If the first track of A.I.'s most recent EP "Football" doesn't make you smile, then I don't know what to tell you... -

"Alligator Indian - "GLU""

I've been riding their lo-fi waves ever since that demo collection was politely dropped my way by Christian Church (who rocks some solo ambient jams for pickup at his bandcamp) and it just feels that much sweeter finally getting my hand on their first official label release now. Like watching some psychedelic punk throwback garage flower blossom in front of your eyes.

From the newly revised Honey Eye Bee Leave Ewe to the waltz-esque jam Yesterday's Parties, Football is a 6-track heads up on a band that you'll probably be hearing a lot about in the future --- and rightfully so. - BIRP!

"Alligator Indian aren't twee"

Everything I've heard from Alligator Indian is charming. They make jangly pop tunes (currently of the lo-fi variety) that are carried by lovely vocal melodies and a scuzzy charisma that will fit itself nicely into your local indie rock DJ's happy hour rotation.

Alligator Indian, "Honey Eye Bee Leave Ewe"

The band is from "a quaint but vibrant mountain town along the Appalachian Trail" but their sound is splashes that Brooklyn garage thing with plenty of The Clean and did we mention it's pretty charming? "Honey Eye Bee Leave Ewe" is on their Football LP, out on Bleeding Gold.
- Impose Magazine

"Relocated Orlando Vets Alligator Indian Release Vinyl"

Ex-Orlandonians Alligator Indian have relocated to Asheville, NC and are celebrating their first vinyl release, a lime green 10? put out through San Diego’s Bleeding Gold Records. They successfully mix together tribal-psych with space sounds and lush pop melodies. Hear their release Football here. - Orlando Weekly

"Premiere: Alligator Indian - GLU"

Though drawn from the eternal stable of garage-pop, the fast-paced surrealism of Alligator Indian's always seems fresh, with an unpolished self-consciousness that keeps every track sounding vibrant and original. Having said that, I highly recommend pulling out your headphones for these tracks - heavy reverb keeps things dense and if your first listen is, like mine was, on laptop speakers, you're definitely depriving yourself of something. - Get Off The Coast


New Weird Xmas EP - Dec 2010
When I'm With You (Best Coast cover) single - Mar 2011
Beko_92 - Jul 2011
Rock Back: Animal Rescue Vol. II comp ft "Gipyup" - Jul 2011
Control (Remix split w/ TOP GIRLS) - Aug 2011
FOOTBALL EP - Sep 2011
Radical Graves EP - Oct 2011
Dark Fruit single - Apr 2012
Spring I'm In LP - Apr 2012
Winter We Won (digital remix album) - Feb 2013
More Songs About Animals and TV EP - Sep 2013

"Dark Fruit" has been played on Sirius XMU as well as many college radio stations from NC to CA.



Coalescing on the citrus-encrusted concrete of Central Florida, Alligator Indians shift in style has continually coincided with founders Christian Church and Spooky Bubbles relocations. Arriving in Orlando after a life in the sleepy beach town of Melbourne, the pair began collaborating while studying classical voice and soon saw themselves combining sugary pop with sound collage. Upon graduation, they journeyed north, settling into a bedbug-infested brownstone in Brooklyn. The very chaos that eventually drove them away from the city first compelled them to find new purpose in their art, and it was in their high-topped hovel that they began capturing their surreal pop and releasing it to the public. Though invigorated by its bustle, the pace of life in New York left the group fatigued and feeling unfulfilled in their urge to be part of a community of artists starting from the ground up. Idyllic visions of the mountains of North Carolina in their heads, Spooky and Christian went south to the solace of Asheville. With a new sense of purpose, Alligator Indian swiftly shifted from blissed-out noise pop to a ritualistic form of modern trance sitting comfortably between the visceral pulse of dance and the cerebral headspace of the avant-garde.

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