Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Weight" by Mikal Cronin

As if we need one more thing to remind us it's not summer yet, San Francisco garage popper Mikal Cronin just released "Weight" - the jangliest sun-streaked anthem fit for a top-down drive down the California coast.

Similar to how a lovechild between The Shins and Beach Boys might sound, layers of Cronin's sweet and lazy vocals are wonderfully nestled into the golden power-pop arrangement - making it one of his most dynamic indie toe-tappers to date. Despite the uppity piano and fuzz guitar, Cronin's ambivalent message doesn't get lost in the happy retro flow, though; he insists he's still a kid not ready for more "weight." Even if he's wary of navigating the messy old grown up world, this bright and breezy track sounds like he's willing to give it a shot.

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