Sad Crocodile
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Sad Crocodile

Derwood, Maryland, United States | INDIE

Derwood, Maryland, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Alternative


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"article one"

"the most honest songwriter in DC" - The Vinyl District

"Going Out Gurus"

Local singer-songwriter-sadsack Sad Crocodile likes to do the monthlies. Maybe it's because he's so sad he can only get himself out of the house (er, shallow pond?) once a month. Maybe it's because he likes strict scheduling. Maybe he just likes finding a different person to play with on a regular basis. After a successful run at Galaxy Hut a few months ago, Croc is taking over Solly's once a month for a little singer-songwriter showcase where he can share his tales of woe. Joining him tonight will be Marty Royle who hasn't been heard from too much lately after he called it quits as frontman for one of the area's most popular rock bands, Washington Social Club. So this is your chance to hear what he's been working on and maybe try to cheer up that poor, Sad Crocodile. - The Washington Post

"article two"

"There's a charm to John Foster's stark songs with his quirky and sardonic lyrics." - DC Rock Club

"article three"

"Depressing songs with lyrics that alternate between amusing and slightly disturbing. The singer mused about never having an Asian girlfriend (but he's willing to give it a try) on one song and wanting to cut someone on another. Lyrics aside, all the songs were heartfelt and I enjoyed the set immensely." - DC Rock Club

"article four"

"Foster’s downbeat, lo-fi tunes might surprise people who encounter him at a gig, before the music starts. Friends and
acquaintances always assume he makes happy music, fronting a ska band maybe, not penning tunes like “Eat Myself to Death” or “Break Us Apart.” For his part, it seems Foster doesn’t mind that people think of him as the jovial guy, rather than the gloomy person who populates his songs. “At the beginning of every show,” he says, “I lie and say the songs are not about me.” - On Tap Magazine

"article five"

Sad Crocodile “sounded like John Foster had embodied Mark Sandman of Morphine with occasional ethereal twang from the telecaster. The overall experience-felt like I had been dumped and needed more pills/booze to make it all better. However- a band that’s able to draw that emotion out should be commended.” -


Debut record on Fire Records soon!

Self-released 3 EP’s set:

“Music For Ex-Painters”
“Waiting On The Baltimore Hustlers”
“Let Your Smile Be An Anchor”



Minimal and rough around the edges, yet pure and direct in it’s approach, the music of Sad Crocodile centers on over a decade of emotional warfare. Primarily the domain of world-renown designer and author John Foster and his thick strummed acoustic guitar, the desperate songs receive a helping hand from tiny keyboards and electric guitar where needed. With the talents of Sleeping States’ Markland Starkie and The Caribbean’s Michael Kentoff inserted into the proceedings, the voice is still unmistakably Foster’s. The sum total is a man able to find happiness in his work where so many fail, yet submerged in the remaining hours of the day.