I’ll be the first to admit that I judge the book by it’s cover. When I saw the album cover for Mikal Cronin’s self-titled debut, I knew I was going to like what I was about to hear. After listening to the two songs available on his bandcamp page, my judgement was correct, I was blown away. After some research i found that Mikal is a frequent collaborator with Ty Segall, they released an album together called Reverse Shark Attack back in 2009. Ty also guests on Mikal’s new album along with John Dwyer from Thee Oh Sees. The tracks included are an indie/garage/psych rock fans dream. Full of Beach Boys harmonies, start and stop melodies, scuzzy guitar tones, fuzzy vocals and a smoking flute solo, yes a flute solo. Do you need any other reasons to give these songs a try? Did you see the part about the flute solo?
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This is really interesting. I love how you mentioned the Beach Boy harmonies. I hear it. I like these song, of course I’ll have to let them grow on me.
Real good stuff, and you can tell there was time spent on it. This one of those bands I will in an indie movie sometime.
If you guys like this check out this NSFW short Mikal provided music for, vote where it says 26th director http://26th.theabcsofdeath.com/t-is-for-trigger/
Really digging this as of late. I to hear the beach boys similarity. Good stuff.
I like so much this singer/group… congratulations..I don’t know it and it’s a good discovery.