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Watch Ty Segall Hand Out Treats During ‘Candy Sam’ Performance on ‘Late Show’

The increasingly prolific Ty Segall — all of whom's catalogue SPIN recently ranked — appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform his…
Brennan Carley / February 12, 2016

Every Ty Segall Release, Ranked

There are three things about Ty Segall that will probably never change: The San Francisco garage-rock icon is a prolific songwriter, plays the guitar very…
Harley Brown / February 9, 2016

Listen to Mikal Cronin and Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles on ‘WTF’

Marc Maron, who recently welcomed SPIN founder Bob Guccione Jr. on his podcast, spoke to baroque-pop performer Mikal Cronin and Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus for today's episode…
Rachel Brodsky / October 19, 2015

Mikal Cronin’s ‘Say’ Video Is a Bloody Riff on Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’

Bay-area guitar-pop crooner Mikal Cronin's latest springy collection MCIII hit stores earlier this month. Today, with the help of Funny or Die, he's shared a…
Colin Joyce / May 27, 2015

Review: Mikal Cronin Strings Us Along on the Baroque-Pop ‘MCIII’

The two halves of Mikal Cronin’s third LP collide on the first song of what we once called Side B, "i) Alone," which also serves…
Harley Brown / May 8, 2015

Mikal Cronin Asks ‘Conan’ to ‘Turn Around’

In celebration of his just-released album, MCIII, Mikal Cronin stopped by Conan to play his television debut of "Turn Around." Accompanied by a full string…
Rachel Brodsky / May 5, 2015

Q&A: Mikal Cronin Opens Up (Emotionally and Instrumentally) on ‘MCIII’

The third record from San Francisco-based songwriter Mikal Cronin, the aptly titled MCIII, is an exercise in pushing limits. Moving beyond the garage-pop of 2011’s Mikal…
Connor O'Brien / April 22, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Mitski’s ‘Townie,’ Jenny Hval’s ‘That Battle is Over,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. From Philly punk kids to sexed-up…
SPIN Staff / March 11, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: GFOTY Whips Up ‘Cake Mix,’ Diet Cig Goes to ‘Harvard,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Once again, the SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From two-minute punk scorchers…
SPIN Staff / January 28, 2015

Merge Records Shares 25th Anniversary Documentary, Covers of Classic Tracks

North Carolina indie rock institution Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. They've already announced a four day music festival to mark the occasion,…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2014

Hear Mikal Cronin’s Ragged, Sax-Enriched ‘Soul in Motion’

On April 1, Brooklyn label Famous Class will drop the newest entry in its ongoing Less Artists More Condos single series. The upcoming split seven-inch…
Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2014

Shout It Out: Mikal Cronin Warms New York’s Webster Hall

"We're from California," Mikal Cronin told a bundled up Webster Hall audience last night. "Our instruments don't like the cold." Though Cronin, longhaired purveyor one…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2013

Watch Mikal Cronin Give a Lonely Maid Some ‘Peace of Mind’

Here's an unexpectedly effective music video pitch: Let's follow a housekeeper around her shift at a dingy motel. Mikal Cronin juxtaposes his upbeat "Peace of…
Dan Reilly / October 1, 2013

Watch Mikal Cronin’s Furious Freakout on ‘Conan’

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…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

The 40 Best Albums of 2013 So Far

As 2013 cruises towards its summery midpoint, once again we've decided to compile an eclectic soundtrack to help you stave off swimmer's ear — moombahton,…
SPIN Staff / May 28, 2013

Watch Mikal Cronin’s Cathartic ‘Change’ Video

Last week, San Francisco garage-pop craftsman MIkal Cronin unleashed MCII, his SPIN Essential sophomore full-length and one of the best records of the year so…
David Bevan / May 15, 2013

Mikal Cronin, ‘MCII’ (Merge)

Just over a year ago, Mikal Cronin sat down for what's known in Denton, Texas, as a "Violitionist Session": a three-question interview and a three-song…
David Bevan / May 10, 2013

Hear Mikal Cronin Adorkably Cover the Proclaimers’ ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’

Mikal Cronin just dropped his outstanding sophomore album, MCII, and contributed a fuzzy standout to Adult Swim's Garage Swim compilation, but the San Francisco singer-songwriter grabbed…
Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2013

Mikal Cronin Shares Band-Made Tour Doc and Covers Sixpence None the Richer

Mikal Cronin is shaping up to be almost as prolific as his garage-pop pal Ty Segall. The San Francisco songwriting ace just released his excellent…
Marc Hogan / May 7, 2013

Download Adult Swim’s Riff-Rad Garage Rock Compilation for Free

Adult Swim's entire 15-song Garage Swim compilation is streaming below and available for free download. The free album comprises brand new songs from garage-dwelling rockers like…
Chris Martins / May 6, 2013
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