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Mikal Cronin: Fuzzy Guitars, Power Pop Hooks

Watch the San Francisco-based rocker play "Change" and "Weight" in the Soundcheck studio.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Mikal Cronin performs in the Soundcheck studio. Mikal Cronin performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

After years playing bass with lo-fi rocker Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin is stepping into his own spotlight and has proven he's more than a singularly talented sideman. The San Francisco-based songwriter plays practically every instrument on MCII, a power pop record driven by layers of crunchy guitars and earworm hooks so singable they can be difficult to get out of your head. That said, Cronin's real strength is his ability to write deeply personal and introspective songs that can still rock hard.

 

Set List:

  • "Weight"
  • "Shout It Out"
  • "Change"

For more photos, visit Soundcheck's Tumblr page.

Mikal Cronin plays Thursday, July 18 for MoMA Nights.

Guests:

Mikal Cronin

Comments [1]

Don Lau from Mac

nice

Jun. 20 2013 05:47 PM

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