“Seeker” Mikal Cronin

Singer/songwriter Mikal Cronin has released a new single, “Shelter,” from his forthcoming album, Seeker, out October 25th via Merge. Following the lead single/video, “Show Me,” “Shelter” “This is a song about searching for answers in an uncertain world,” says Cronin. “It’s about the observer reluctantly stepping out of their comfort zone and looking around, while trying to keep their head straight. Musically, it’s dense and polyrhythmic. The string line weaves it all together for me. When writing a song with a lot of additive looping rhythmic parts, I think of Brian Eno.”

Seeker was engineered by Jason Quever (Beach House, Cass McCombs) and a crew of close friends helped bring the album together. The record was backed by Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. Nature fresh on his mind, he was driven to use organic sounds. “I wanted to bring you into the room. Jason and I talked about the Beatles’ White Album a lot when placing mics,” says Cronin. “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.”

Mikal Cronin
Seeker
Tracklist
Merge records

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

Mikal Cronin
Live

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