Like many of us, punk rock has played and continues to play a pivotal role in Mike Krol‘s life. This Los Angeles guitarist and vocalist made his distorted debut in 2011 with I Hate Jazz, an album allegedly recorded during Krol’s worst week ever. His use of music to overcome personal difficulties has become a staple of Krol’s over the years and for his upcoming LP he’s going way back to his roots.
Totaling just short of a dozen new songs, Power Chords turns the amplifier up to 11 with the same influences that kicked off his career; the spirit of The Strokes, The Ramones, Misfits and more come into play once again on Power Chords, this time with Krol’s matured discipline piercing through the fuzz. Power Chords is out on Friday and you can get plugged in right now with one of the album’s unapologetically primitive progressions, “Little Drama”!