Mikal Cronin

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Homeward Bound – The Washboard Abs

2. vi0 Circle – Mikal Cronin

3. Gone For Good – Nobunny

4. Dress Up In You – God Help the Girl

5. Green – Diane Coffee

6. Tu es beau – Yelle

7. In the Kingdom – Mazzy Star

8. Static Buzz – Snail Mail

9. Mythological Beauty – Big Thief

10. Walkie Talkie – Palm

11. Inner over – Land of Talk

12. Julie’s Place – Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever

13. Seet Sound of Ignorance – Soko

14. Gong Mad as the Street Bins – L.A. Salami

15. Boyfriend – Markia Hackman

16. Here Tarot Lies – No Joy

17. Safe Changes – Talaboman

18. Don’t Go Back at Ten – Girl Ray

19. Colour of Water – Rose Elinor Dougall

20. Love That’s Gone – La Sera

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Eyes of the Muse – King Tuff

2. I Remember – Devandra Banhart

3. Depreston – Courtney Barnett

4. Turn Around – Mikal Cronin

5. Mr. Adams – White Fence

6. Goshen ’97 – Strand of Oaks

7. Mercury Dime – Death Vessel

8. I’ll Never Be Able to Love – Shamir

9. I Wish I Wish – Sam Amidon

10. Put You to Sleep – Dolorean

11. Eventually – Travel By Sea

12. The Place I Left Behind – The Deep Dark Woods

13. To Ohio – The Low Anthem

14. Darkness of the Dream – The Tallest Man on Earth

15. Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron

16. The Ballad of Mr. Steak – Kishi Bashi

17. This Head I Hold – Electric Guest

18. Ramona Reborn – Delicate Steve

19. Hillside Song – My Morning Jacket

20. The Mates of Soul – Taylor John Williams

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 2015 lineup

Austin-based festival, Fun Fun Fun fest has revealed its lineup for 2015. The festival, on its 10th anniversary, will take place November 6th to 8th at Auditorium Shores.

Included on the lineup are acts such as D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, CHVRCHES, Jane’s Addiction, who are performing Ritual de lo habitual, Ride, L7, Future Islands, Grimes, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT, Coheed and Cambria, Desaparecidos, Drive Like Jehu, American Nightmare, Gogol Bordello, performing Gypsy Punk, Converge, Neon Indian, Cass McCombs, Antemasque, Hudson Mohawke, Peaches, and Fucked Up.

On the lineup as well is British heavy metal band, Venom, who are performing their first-ever Texas performance at the festival. D.C. hardcore band dag nasty are also reuniting during the weekend to play.

Other acts are ScHoolboy Q, NOFX, Odesza, Toro y Moi, FUZZ, Mikal Cronin, OFF!, American Football, Parquet Courts, Benjamin Booker, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Joey Bada$$, Doomtree, Shamir, BadBadNotGood, Dwarves, performing Blood, Guts & Pussy, Andrew Jackson Jihad, together PANGEA, Babes in Toyland, The Growlers, King Khan and BBQ Show, and Big Freedia.

Three-day and VIP passes are avaliable for purchase at the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup above and watch the lineup announcement video, which stars Bill Nye the Science Guy, on the website as well.

Mikal Cronin’s video for “Say” is a shot for shot remake of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”

Mikal Cronin has teamed up with Funny or Die to create the video for “Say”, one of the tracks from his third album, MCIII. With the help of director Jonah Ray, Cronin creates a recreation of Paul Simon’s famous video for “You Can Call Me Al”, the one where Chevy Chase and Simon are in a pink room and Chase keeps ruining the musician’s lines. Lorne Michaels, beloved creator and producer for Saturday Night Live, helped create the concept.

Everything in Cronin’s new video is perfect, the room, the outfits, the dance moves, and the most subtle of things like the random moving of a conga drum in the back. However, it gets complicated when comedians, including Kurt Braunohler, Nelson Franklin, and Nick Thune can not decide who is playing Chevy’s part. It gets crowded and the tensions rise and then things take a dark and unexpected turn. Watch it below.

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

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Blackbird Smile – Nightmare and The Cat

2. Land of Gathering – The Ceremonies

3. Tearing it Up – Boxed Wine

4. Unkinder (A Tougher Love) – Thumpers

5. Hymnals – Grizfolk

6. Congo – Bear Mountain

7. Agora – Bear Hands

8. Lovers in Bloom – Harts

9. Miss Teen Massachusetts – SKATERS

10. Back to the Shack – Weezer

11. Who Needs You – The Orwells

12. Shout it Out – Mikal Cronin

13. Boys Will Be Kings – Raised Among Wolves

14. Beware the Dog – The Griswolds

15. Freaks – Machines Are People Too

16. Love Don’t Go – The Family Crest

17. Tongue Talk – The Holidays

18. Wishbone (Wish Wish Wish) – Hey Sholay

19. Upstairs – Young Buffalo

20. Facing the Sun – Treefight for Sunlight

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist