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  1. Mikal Cronin – MCIII

    Aside from the color of the vinyl, the center labels were the first things I noticed when I opened my copy of Mikal Cronin‘s latest album MCIII. Side A features a simple black label with subtle gradient variations marked by concentric circles. Side B is the mirror image but in white. The vinyl itself is Continue…

    Mikal Cronin's latest album MCIII is direct, confident and ambitious. It is his most mature and full realized album to date.

  2. Single Serving: Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up

    Our favorite guitar-shredding indie-pop rocker Mikal Cronin is returning this May with the newly announced MCIII. The album’s first single “Made My Mind Up” is available for streaming below. Its filled with ringing, guitar-forward pop hooks and a bright, piano-laced melody. The first 500 folks to pre-order from Merge get the record on limited edition Continue…

  3. Musical Pairings: Mikal Cronin – MCII

    Sometimes I think that we, that is all of us, try a little too hard at life. We get caught up in new technology, the excitement of complexity, and the drive for bigger and better things. But I think that it’s often not those things that make us the happiest. Many of my happiest moments Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Mikal Cronin – MCII

    Mikal Cronin, who released one of our favorite albums of 2011, is back with a brand new album and we couldn’t be more excited. With it’s buoyant melody and jangle-pop acoustic guitar riffs, the album’s first single “Shout It Out” could easily prove to be the warmest, sunniest sounding pop rock jam we’ll hear all Continue…

  5. TK012: Mikal Cronin – Violitionist Acoustic Sessions

    From those initial cascading guitar riffs and the taught, sharp rhythm that kick off the upbeat and clean acoustic version of Mikal Cronin‘s “Get Along” you can almost viscerally feel the sunny-day warmth that infects every second of TK012. Overflowing with energy, Cronin and regular co-conspirator Ty Segall rip out loose, sharp guitar riffs atop Continue…

  6. Musical Pairings: Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin

    Today Kasey is featuring a Marinated Sardines recipe prepared with a combination of mint, garlic, lemon and vinegar to create a tender, clean and subtly flavored dish with a unique texture that calls to mind a sorta lo-fidelity-like take on sushi. We served them on crunchy pieces of flatbread cracker, and although the bold texture Continue…

  7. The Best Vinyl Subscription Services For Record Collectors

    I’m going to let you in on a secret. Some of the most valuable vinyl records released in the past several decades were (and continue to be) released through vinyl subscription services. Nirvana’s Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese 7″ was released in the Sub Pop (now defunct) 7″ subscription series and copies are now going Continue…

  8. Outside Lands 2014 Photo Diary & Wrap-Up

    Although San Francisco’s biggest music festival, Outside Lands, concluded last night, we’re still dreaming about some of our favorite performances, foods, and drinks. As always, Outside Lands was both decadent and eclectic. From bacon flights (a sampler of five different bacons) to perfect pizzas cooked in wood burning ovens (for only 60 seconds), we ate Continue…

  9. Outside Lands 2014 Preview

    If you’re making a list of the best music festivals in the world, San Francisco’s Outside Lands must be considered. Not only has the festival previously hosted some of the greatest and most popular living artists in rock & hip hop (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Beck, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Nas, Al Green, Big Boi, Arcade Continue…

  10. 6 Great Coffee Subscriptions

    There are so many great methods for home brewing delicious coffee. For example, you can use a V60 dripper, a Chemex, a Woodneck Drip Pot, an Ibrik, and so forth. However, the most important step in brewing delicious coffee isn’t the process – it’s the coffee itself. The best coffee is freshly roasted, ground immediately Continue…

  11. Turntable Kitchen’s Top LPs of 2013 (10 – 1)

    For me, 2013 was a great year for new music. Indeed, narrowing my list down to only 20 LPs proved to be pretty challenging. Nonetheless, this list reflects what, for me, where the best albums of 2013. I’d love to hear which albums I missed and which albums made your list. 10. Rhye – Woman Continue…