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Mikal Cronin Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Show Me”

Seeker Due Out October 25 via Merge

Jul 31, 2019
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Mikal Cronin has announced a new album, Seeker, and shared its first single, "Show Me," via a video for the track. Seeker is due out October 25 via Merge. Check out the Yasi Salek-directed "Show Me" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Cronin's upcoming tour dates.

Cronin had this to say about the single in a press release: "'Show Me' is a song 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. It's one of my favorite songs from the album, I hope you like it too."

In terms of solo full-length albums, Seeker is the follow-up to 2015's MCIII. Cronin spent a month in a cabin near the small southern California mountain town of Idyllwild, which is where he wrote and demoed the album.

"It was so quiet and peaceful. I got weird looks at the store. I got bug bites that didn't heal for months," says Cronin of the experience. "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."

Cronin was forced to evacuate the area early due to some forest fires caused by an arsonist. He next went to Palmetto Studios in Los Angeles to record the album with engineer Jason Quever, where Cronin was backed by Ty Segall's Freedom Band.

"I wanted to bring you into the room. Jason and I talked about The Beatles' White Album a lot when placing mics," says Cronin about the recording. "I brought a charred pine cone from the woods to the studio, just in case it would help. Fire-specifically its cycle of purging and reseeding the landscape-is a central theme to the record. Death and rebirth."

Seeker Tracklist:

1. Shelter
2. Show Me
3. Feel It All
4. Fire
5. Sold
6. I've Got Reason
7. Caravan
8. Guardian Wall
9. Lost a Year
10. On the Shelf

Mikal Cronin Tour Dates:

Fri. Oct. 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Wed. Nov. 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Nov. 8 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat. Nov. 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Sun. Nov. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Mon. Nov. 11 - Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
Thu. Nov. 14 - Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Fri. Nov. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Sun. Nov. 17 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Nov. 18 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Tue. Nov. 19 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Wed. Nov. 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Nov. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sat. Nov. 23 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 24 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Mon. Nov. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Nov. 26 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Wed. Nov. 27 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sat. Nov. 30 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sun. Dec. 1 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon. Feb. 10 - Munich, DE @ Milla
Tue. Feb. 11 - Cologne, DE @ Bumann & SOHN
Wed. Feb. 12 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Feb. 13 - Aarhus, DK @ TAPE
Fri. Feb. 14 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Sat. Feb. 15 - Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
Mon. Feb. 17 - Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds
Tue. Feb. 18 - Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
Wed. Feb. 19 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
Thu. Feb. 20 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Fri. Feb. 21 - Brussels, NE @ Botanique
Sat. Feb. 22 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Mon. Feb. 24 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Tue. Feb. 25 - London, UK @ Moth Club
Wed. Feb. 26 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Thu. Feb. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Fri. Feb. 28 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Feb. 29 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

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