Mikal Cronin announces new album, MCIII, premieres “Made My Mind Up” — listen

Mikal Cronin - new album MCIII

On May 5th, garage rocker Mikal Cronin is set to return with his new album, MCIII, via Merge Records. The 11-track effort follows 2013’s excellent MCII and serves as his third full-length to date. That’s the artwork above.

Cronin, himself a frequent Ty Segall collaborator, reportedly played every single instrument on the LP and even arranged music for a string quartet. According to a press release, the album is “a deliberate attempt to simply ‘go big.'”

In anticipation, Cronin’s let loose a new song called “Made My Mind Up”. A life-affirming power pop number, it’s packed with spirited guitar solos and jaunty piano. Listen in below.

MCIII Tracklist:
01. Turn Around
02. Made My Mind Up
03. Say
04. Feel Like
05. I’ve Been Loved
06. i) Alone
07. ii) Gold
08. iii) Control
09. iv) Ready
10. v) Different
11. vi) Circle

In support of the LP, Cronin will tour parts of North America and Europe this spring. Consult his full itinerary.

Mikal Cronin 2015 Tour Dates:
02/21 – Schaumburg, IL @ Prairie Center for the Arts
04/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
05/28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
05/29 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
05/31 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
06/01 – London, UK @ 100 Club
06/02 – Brussels, BE @ Le Botanique
06/05 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
06/06 – Athens, GR @ Plissken Festival
06/08 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
06/09 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
06/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet