Seeker by Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin, pal of Ty Segall, has done a Justin Vernon. Following a bit of a rough time in his personal life, he took off to a cabin in the woods with his cat. After getting the space he needed, Seeker became a thing. He wrote and demoed most of his fourth LP there before a forest fire made him flee. He’s also dropped the number as album name formula that has seemingly worked for him previously. The recording of the album was heavily influenced by the Beatles’ White Album.

Limited Vinyl LP £18.50 MRG700LPC1

Limited edition, indies only blue coloured vinyl LP on Merge, housed in a matte gatefold sleeve.

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Limited Vinyl LP £25.99 MRG700LPC2

Dinked Edition translucent green & black swirl vinyl LP on Merge. Incl. bonus 12" with 'Arsonist' b/w 'Tsinosra' pressed on translucent red & yellow vinyl. Numbered edition of 450 copies in a matte gatefold sleeve.

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Seeker by Mikal Cronin
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7/10 Daoud 23 October 2019

Mikal Cronin did that thing that people always say they want to do… and it worked! What thing? Moving into a cabin into the middle of nowhere alone with his cat to try and figure his life out and kick start some creativity. The first and most obvious way we can see his success is in the album’s name, ‘Seeker’. Where once his albums followed a naming convention, now we are in a brave new world.

It’s a much more considered world. Where before Cornin’s blistering garage rock pointed squarely in the direction of friend and collaborator Ty Segall, things have slowed down somewhat. This is evident straight from the off with ‘Shelter’s synth churn over which Cronin sings that he "was so little in the middle of a raging storm". There’s even a bit of piano balladry as on ‘Sold’, and very stripped down and heartfelt folk on ‘On The Shelf’. It’s nice to hear Cronin spreading his wings, it's as if we can hear him shaking off the funk he went into the cabin with. 

There’s also ‘I’ve Got Reason’ which flits between sounding like a Beatles song and a Nirvana one about every five seconds. It’s a bit of a mess, but an exciting one. Most exciting though is ‘Guardian Well’, whose opening harmonica solo soars above the clouds, propelled along by insistent military drums.


8/10 Gary Customer rating (no review), 7th November 2019
10/10 Mazoué Customer rating (no review), 6th November 2019



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