Stream Mikal Cronin’s new album MCIII

The garage rock songwriter Mikal Cronin is set to release his third album MCIII through Merge Records on May 5th. The full album is streaming on iTunes in anticipation.

The LP is the follow up to his 2012 release, MCII. Cronin plays all the instruments on his record, much like his previous works, playing saxophone, French horn, and trumpet. He also arranged parts for a string quartet. 

The album is split in half, the last six tracks formed a conceptual suite about going to school in the Pacific Northwest. Cronin told Spin about his suite, “I’ve been thinking of doing something like that for a long time and always backed off. I didn’t know if I could pull that off in a way that wasn’t just lame or whiny, or just bad, you know? It was scary to actually tell that kind of story directly, instead of alluding to a non-specific breakup or something. So I just went for it.”

There are Pre-orders still going on. Watch Cronin cover Big Star’s “The Ballad of El Goodo”.

MCIII Tracklist:
01. Turn Around
02. Made My Mind Up
03. Say
04. Feel Like
05. I’ve Been Loved
06. i) Alone
07. ii) Gold
08. iii) Control
09. iv) Ready
10. v) Different
11. vi) Circle

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