Previously, many people only knew Mikal Cronin as Ty Segall's pal from Southern California, who sometimes played bass in Ty's touring band. But since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Mikal Cronin has quickly become an integral part of the City's psychedelic revival.
In some ways, Mikal Cronin surpasses Ty Segall, as Cronin masters both psychedelic experimental avant garde improv noise distortion garage fuzz AND melodic pop.
His two solo albums are excellent, full of edgy psychedelia and catchy pop songs, with ready-made sing-along choruses, as demonstrated by the hometown crowd of Noise Pop festival attendees, music nerds, cool kids, and a few requisite drunk loud techies (get the fuck back on the Google bus for chrissake, and stay in fucking Mountain View dammit.... on the way to the club, had to pass those disgusting bistros and cocktails lounges for the new elite that now pollute Valencia St... Where are those 19th century Anarchists when we truly need them??? END OF RANT). The crowd was full of people dancing and singing along. It was fun....
Mikal's touring band includes: C