Songs: Mikal Cronin / The Mantles / Burnt Ones / The Non Travellin’ Band
Oh, hey. You like garage rock? Me too!
Whether the jangly sunniness of The Mantles “Hello” or the cranky, brooding fuzz-fest of The Non Travellin’ Band’s “A Midnight Ride,” I am a sucker for three chords, some tambourine and copious amounts of reverb. In a move to climb out from under the shadow of fuzz-garage god Ty Segall (for whom he plays bass), Mikal Cronin decided to up the melody per square second and write a song, “Change,” that is tailor made for your local college rock radio station (in the best way possible). It sounds especially cuddly, especially compared to the squawking haze that Burnt Ones cram into the noisy vortex that is “web.”
The Non Travellin’ Band have no plans to tour that I can discern and The Mantles have no plans currently to swing through our neck of the woods, but you can see Mikal Cronin on June 10th at the 7th Street Entry and Burnt Ones June 25th at the Hexagon. Dig in below and let us know what else is out there in garage rock world that we should be adding to our summer playlists.