NPR and P4k have been singing the praises for garage pop rocker Mikal Cronin for a hot minute and it’s easy to see why. “Weight” is an endearing example of how blistering guitar riffs and thumping percussion can still combine for a slice of pop heaven. Cronin’s instantly recognizable vocals somewhat remind me of Ben Bridwell, but with a ’60s pop edge. Stream below and look for Cronin’s MCII on May 7th via Merge.
BONUS: Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out
Mikal Cronin 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:
05-23 San Diego, CA- Casbah
05-24 Los Angeles, CA- Echo
05-25 San Francisco, CA- Rickshaw Shop