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Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin Photo by Denee Petracek
Mikal Cronin’s Catchy Power-Pop Hasn’t Completely Emerged From The Garage

August 15, 2013 - Mikal Cronin’ second solo album, simply titled II, is more of his delightful, sometime dazzling, powerful, guitar-filled pop. It’s his first album for Merge Records.

Originally from Southern California Cronin’s first album was his reaction to making the post-college move from Sothern California to San Francisco. This new album is more about what happened when he got there to play in Ty Seagall’s band. The album is filled with Cronin’s catchy, even sweet melodies buried in delightful layers. He and his band perform live and we pick Mikal’s brain in our session today.

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Recent Release: Mc II
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Label: Merge Records