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Mikal Cronin announces new album Seeker, shares “Show Me”: Stream

Plus, Cronin will be on tour until early 2020

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Mikal Cronin, photo by Max Mendelsohn
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    Mikal Cronin has announced his first album in four years. Titled Seeker, it’s due out October 25th through Merge Records.

    The MCIII follow-up spans a total of 10 tracks and came to fruition after a mellow, month-long retreat to Idyllwild, a small town in the mountains of southern California,

    “It was so quiet and peaceful. I got weird looks at the store. I got bug bites that didn’t heal for months. I walked around a small lake a few times. I wrote. I took literally something that’s usually a hypothetical, something every artist thinks about doing. It worked.”

    (Read: The Top 25 Albums of 2019… So Far)

    Seeker itself was recorded at Palmetto Studios with the help of engineer Jason Quever and Ty Segall’s The Freedom Band backing band, of which Cronin is a member. Cronin’s solitary trip also literally made its way into the sessions.

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    “I brought a charred pine cone from the woods to the studio, just in case it would help,” the indie rocker recalled in a statement. “Fire — specifically its cycle of purging and reseeding the landscape — is a central theme to the record. Death and rebirth.”

    Our first look at the new full-length comes with lead single “Show Me”, described as a Tom Petty-esque tune about “feeling small in an overwhelming world.” “There’s a not-quite-subtle hint of the Heartbreakers in the instrumentation and arrangement, having asked many friends to play or sing,” Cronin noted. “It’s one of my favorite songs from the album, I hope you like it too.”

    Check it out via its corresponding video, directed by Yasi Salek.

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    In support of Seeker, Cronin has mapped a lengthy solo tour through both North America and Europe. These dates follow his concert residencies with Ty Segall and The Freedom Band. Find his solo schedule below and grab tickets here.

    Seeker Artwork:

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    Seeker Tracklist:
    01. Shelter
    02. Show Me
    03. Feel It All
    04. Fire
    05. Sold
    06. I’ve Got Reason
    07. Caravan
    08. Guardian Wall
    09. Lost a Year
    10. On the Shelf

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    Mikal Cronin 2019 Tour Dates:
    10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    11/08 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
    11/10 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    11/11 – Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
    11/14 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    11/16 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    11/17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
    11/19 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    11/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    11/23 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    11/24 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
    11/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    11/26 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    11/27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    11/30 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    12/01 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    02/10 – Munich, DE @ Milla
    02/11 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
    02/12 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
    02/13 – Aarhus, DK @ TAPE
    02/14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    02/15 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
    02/17 – Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds
    02/18 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
    02/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
    02/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    02/21 – Brussel, BE @ Botanique
    02/22 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
    02/24 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
    02/25 – London, UK @ Moth Club
    02/26 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
    02/27 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
    02/28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    02/29 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

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