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November 27, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

Mikal Cronin sort of did the “typical artist thing” when the time came to pen his latest release, Seeker, as he explained in his Studio 1A performance this afternoon. He settled into a cabin in Idyllwild in Southern California for an entire month on his own, save for Ernie the cat. The peace and tranquility was exactly what Cronin needed for the inspiration to flow.

Cronin pushed himself out of any comfort zones, sonically and lyrically, to play around with different arrangements on his fourth LP. In addition to “Shelter,” featured on KUTX, other standouts include the ballad-rock blast “Caravan” and the singular, striking “On the Shelf” closing the album out.

Join Mikal Cronin at his show tonight at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th, on an excellent bill including songwriter (and fellow Ty Segall bandmate) Shannon Lay, and ATX-based band Mean Jolene. Doors at 8 p.m. Get there early to catch all three. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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