According to Merge Records, Mikal Cronin’s new album “is all about new beginnings” and dealing with new challenges. MCII, Cronin’s second full-length and his first on Merge, was released this Tuesday, May 7. MCII mixes garage rock “with a perfectionist ear with quality control” according to NPR. With the exception of a handful of guest appearances, including Ty Segall, Cronin plays every instrument on the new record. Stay tuned to hear songs from Mikal Cronin’s MCII here on SXSWfm!