Mikal Cronin

Ty Segall – “The Main Pretender”

Ty Segall has released a new single "The Main Pretender," a fuzzy, garage jazz-rock hyrbrid featuring fellow Bay Area rocker Mikal Cronin on the saxaphone. The song is…
Arielle Gordon / November 27, 2017

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
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