CMU Approved

Approved: Mikal Cronin

By | Published on Thursday 7 February 2013

Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin is perhaps most famed as Ty Segall’s bass-playing right hand, he having collaborated with Segall as one half of Reverse Shark Attack, and as a fraction of The Ty Segall Band. But he’s pretty active solo-wise, too, and released an excellent eponymous first LP in 2011, something he’ll add to on 13 May via a new one titled ‘MCII’.

Segall and The TSB’s squally calling cards (which, to be fair, Cronin must have had a large part in shaping) aren’t hard to make out in just-shared ‘MCII’ track ‘Shout It Out’, which starts on its way as a tender envelope of mild, Real Estate-sy piety, but soon shakes out a jaded stack of gravel-toned guitars and lyrical angst.

And it sounds like this: