Up Next: Mikal Cronin

by Matthew Downes

Merge Records keeps bringing us great music, some of it you already love; Arcade Fire, She & Him and Neutral Milk Hotel (see more here).  Today we’re here to talk about Mikal Cronin because he’s Up Next. You may know him as a part of Ty Seagall‘s touring band, but he’s been around on his own for a minute too.  His last album MCII [Merge Records] (Out Now! GET IT HERE) has been getting some praise because of the opening track “Weight” that takes you on a journey of second-guessing and the fight we go through everyday just to get out of bed.

Check out “Weight” here:


We’ll be seeing Mikal tonight at the El Rey with Redd Kross.  Tickets are still available here.

You can follow/learn more about him here:




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