Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin
Event on 2015-04-22 20:00:00
with Cold Beat, Meat Market
Mikal Cronins self-titled debut from 2011 was all about endings: the end of college, the end of a serious relationship, and the end of his time in Los Angeles, where he grew up. So its no surprise that his sophomore release MCIIand first disc for Merge Recordsis all about new beginnings.Since the first record came out, my life has changed quite a bit, Cronin says, referencing his move to San Francisco and tours with Ty Segall as well as with his own band. I was presented with a whole new slew of problems and situations that I was trying to work through. Am I Wrong and Shout It Out dissect his fears over a new relationship, while Im Done Running from You and Weight find him freaking out about what it means to grow up in the 21st century.Recorded in late 2012 by Eric Bauer at Bauer Mansion in San Francisco (except for Dont Let Me Go which was recorded by Cronin at home), MCII includes guest appearances by K. Dylan Edrich (viola and violin on Peace of Mind and Change), Charles Moothart (drums on Change and Turn Away), Ty Segall (guitar solos on Am I Wrong and Im Done Running from You), and Petey Dammit (slide guitar on Peace of Mind).Other than these few exceptions, Cronin played all of the instruments. It all makes total sense to me, but when I step back, it sounds kind of schizophrenic, Cronin says. Hopefully it all sounds enough like me to make sense.

at The Independent
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, United States

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