Mikal Cronin Shares New Song “Show Me,” Announces New Album Seeker out in October

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Mikal Cronin Shares New Song &#8220;Show Me,&#8221; Announces New Album <i>Seeker</i> out in October

While he’s been steadily releasing a handful of singles over the past couple of years (“Undertow” and “Breathe” in May, “I Don’t Mind” and “Blue Eyed Girl” in early 2017), it’s been a long four years since California rocker Mikal Cronin has released an album. That long wait ends today: Cronin has announced his long-awaited fourth album, Seeker, out on Oct. 25 via Merge Records, which follows years of touring and writer’s block.

Along with the announcement, Cronin unveiled “Show Me,” a track that combines a Brendan Benson-esque power-pop guitar riff with a gorgeous string section. It all builds up to a final jam that combines a bruising guitar solo, descending strings and a keyboard line that’d make Jack White smile. The longtime Ty Segall collaborator (Seeker features Segall’s Freedom Band throughout) had this to say about the new song:

“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.

Cronin also released the music video for “Show Me,” directed by Yasi Salek. It depicts a nightmarish drive in a 1964 Ford Falcon, with his friends and collaborators playing their instruments while wearing animal masks.

Cronin is gearing up for an extensive world tour later this year and into 2020. Check out the full itinerary, plus the album art and Seeker’s tracklist, below.

Seeker Tracklist:
01. Shelter
02. Show Me
03. Feel It All
04. Fire
05. Sold
06. I’ve Got Reason
07. Caravan
08. Guardian Wall
09. Lost a Year
10. On the Shelf

Seeker Album Art:

mikalcroninseeker.jpg

Mikal Cronin Tour Dates:

October
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom

November
06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
09 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Fox Cabaret
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
11 – Missoula, Mont. @ The Badlander
14 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
15 – Chicago, lll. @ Lincoln Hall
16 – Detroit, Mich. @ Deluxx Fluxx
17 – Toronto, Ont. @ Horseshoe Tavern
18 – Montreal, Qué. @ Bar Le Ritz
19 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
20 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
23 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
24 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall
25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
26 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
27 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
30 – Tucson, Ariz. @ 191 Toole

December
01 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah

February
10 – Munich, Germany @ Milla
11 – Cologne, Germany @ Bumann & SOHN
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
13 – Aarhus, Denmark @ TAPE
14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen
17 – Oslo, Norway @ Ingensteds
18 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Oceanen
19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (SkyBar)
20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
21 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
22 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
24 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Louisiana
25 – London, U.K. @ Moth Club
26 – Manchester, U.K. @ Soup Kitchen
27 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug & Pint
28 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
29 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Hope & Ruin

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