MIKAL CRONIN - SHANNON LAY
Ty Segall’s powerpop partner in crime returns after a long break
WhenFri. 21 Feb, 2020
According to Cronin, his first solo album began as therapy after finally completing college and making his way into the real world
Playing garage-accented pop that reveals more than a passing influence of indie rock of the 1980s and ’90s, Mikal Cronin was raised in Laguna Beach, California, where as a teenager he developed a passion for both surfing and rock & roll. While attending Laguna Beach High School, he fell in with a handful of like-minded music fans, and formed a band that played local parties. According to Cronin, his first solo album began as therapy after finally completing college and making his way into the real world; full of noisy pop and garage influences, the self-titled LP (featuring guest appearances by Ty Segall, Charlie Moothart, and John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees) was issued by Trouble in Mind Records in September 2011. Mikal Cronin has been quiet for a while now. Not counting his contributions to frequent collaborator Ty Segall’s albums, we haven’t heard any new music from Cronin since 2015’s MCIII. Today, that silence has come to an end.
A voice that transcends time and space
A voice that transcends time and space, Shannon Lay is a prolific songwriter, one who lives and breaths melody and with guitar skills to boot. She's has been dominating the local scene in Los Angeles over the past two years, leaving everyone who witnesses completely breathless. The American singer/songwriter recently announced a new record called "August", her debut release on Sub Pop, the label credited with popularizing grunge through Seattle groups Nirvana and Mudhoney, among others.