Through his support behind Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff and more, you’ve already heard the multi-instrumental work of Mikal Cronin across a few different avenues. Cronin upgraded his status from sideman to solo songwriter in 2011 with the first of three self-titled albums, all of which explore sounds ranging from indie rock to garage punk and noise pop.
But in the wake of 2015’s MCIII, Cronin reckoned with a few years of changing relationships, being on the road, and a serious case of writer’s block. To cope, the L.A. native took to rural isolation in the small mountain town of Idyllwild in composing his new album, but when a series of arsons drove Cronin back to the city, fire and its symbolism of death and rebirth became the underlying theme of his upcoming fourth record, Seeker, out October 25th. With production techniques akin to the White Album and instrumental arrangements reminiscent of Tom Petty, Seeker is a scorcher and a must-have for your collection.
Mikal Cronin will be at The Barracuda on November 27th as part of his North American tour, but to keep you warm til the release and subsequent live show, enjoy of Cronin’s personal favorites from Seeker, “Show Me”!