• SHARES New Video 'Peace Of Mind' 
•  MCII OUT NOW via Merge Records
Label: Merge Records
Formats: CD/LP/ DL

01. Weight
03. Am I Wrong
04. See It My Way
05. Peace of Mind
06. Change
07. I'm Done Running from You
08. Don't Let Me Go
09. Turn Away
10. Piano Mantra
Mikal Cronin premiered the new video for “Peace of Mind” from his acclaimed Merge debut MCII via Pitchfork.
Directed by Lara Gallagher and starring Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), the video follows a day in the life of a hotel maid.
"MCII, mixes shambling rock with a perfectionist ear with quality control, as its star (who plays most of the instruments himself) applies a beachy sparkle to 37 minutes of fresh, fun rock 'n' roll." NPR
"an ozone high" The Observer 

"Harmony swamped… powerpop triumph" Mojo 
"Cronin delivers timeless, classic pop that evades cliché" Mojo 

"'MCII' is too good for Mikal Cronin to remain in anyone's showdown for much longer" NME

"this is classic songwriting in the jangly tradition of Big Star, The Lemonheads and The Smiths but with a tough lead edge…" Uncut
Mikal Cronin’s self-titled debut (Trouble In Mind, 2011) was all about endings: the end of college, the end of a serious relationship, and the end of his time in Los Angeles, where he grew up. So it’s no surprise that his second album,  MCII — the first for Merge Records — is all about new beginnings.
“Since the first record came out, my life has changed quite a bit,” Cronin says, referencing his move to San Francisco and tours with Ty Segall as well as with his own band. “I was presented with a whole new slew of problems and situations that I was trying to work through.” “Am I Wrong” and “Shout It Out” dissect his fears over a new relationship, while “I’m Done Running from You” and “Weight” find him freaking out about what it means to grow up in the 21st century.
Recorded in late 2012 by Eric Bauer at Bauer Mansion in San Francisco (except for “Don’t Let Me Go” which was recorded by Cronin at home), MCII includes guest appearances by K. Dylan Edrich (viola and violin on “Peace of Mind” and “Change”), Charles Moothart (drums on “Change” and “Turn Away”), Ty Segall (guitar solos on “Am I Wrong” and “I’m Done Running from You”), and Petey Dammit (slide guitar on “Peace of Mind”).
Other than these few exceptions, Cronin played all of the instruments. “It all makes total sense to me, but when I step back, it sounds kind of schizophrenic,” Cronin says. “Hopefully it all sounds enough like me to make sense.”
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