Watch Mikal Cronin's Furious Freakout on 'Conan'

'MCII' mastermind performed stunning "Change" with string section

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Mikal Cronin killed on Conan last night (July 16), delivering a show-stealing rendition of "Change," one of the many fuzz-pop highlights off his Essential sophomore album, MCII. As if his cathartic six-string freakouts and hooky lyrics weren't enough to impress, the Bay Area garage hero filled out his four-piece live band with a string section. Halfway through the performance, Cronin defers to his guests, allowing for a brief pause and a tense, cleansing coda. "Just a little bit goes a long way," Cronin sings on the tune. He's right, but a little more goes even further.

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