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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hear Mikal Cronin's "Shout It Out," the First Single Off His New Album MCII

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM

So Mikal Cronin -- the S.F. rocker whose 2011 debut proved way more hooky than its modest garage trappings suggested -- has a new album coming out May 7 on Merge Records. "Shout It Out," the first single, ups Cronin's debut with sleek production and a pretty much indelible chorus, the kind that lingers inside your head after only a listen or two. It starts out pretty -- alarmingly pretty -- but Cronin's rock instincts arrive decisively at the 36-second mark. From there, the Cali surf-pop vibes take off like a 747, with guitars that sound reminiscent of Merge staples Dinosaur Jr. But even at max volume, Cronin keeps the melody at the forefront. Here, then is "Shout It Out" -- and count us excited to check out all of MCII when it arrives this spring.

-- @iPORT

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