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Mike Krol shares new single “I Wonder” ft. Allison Crutchfield. ‘Power Chords’ on Merge Records coming Jan 25

Mike Krol shares the second single “I Wonder” from his new album Power Chords (out January 25 via Merge Records). Featuring guest vocals from Allison Crutchfield, the track is a fuzzy and melodic punk gem. Krol explains further: “‘I Wonder‘ was an attempt to write an apologetic breakup song, rather than the ‘It’s all your fault’ route I normally take. I wanted to write something that was more mature in approach following a mutual breakup, or one that maybe stung at the time but years later you can admit it was for the best and wish that person well.”

Listen & Share “I Wonder” on YouTube Here

Available Now On All Streaming Services Here

Mike Krol has announced April dates in the UK following his North American tour, which includes stops at SXSW, Savannah Stopover and Treefort. A full list of shows can be found below.

Of all the breakups in Mike Krol‘s songs, the most harrowing story is about his breakup with music. In 2015, coming off of his best record yet and the ensuing world tour, Krol found himself in the midst of a full-blown existential crisis. He’d invested everything to create the rock-and-roll life he’d always wanted, but he wasn’t sure the life wanted him back. Power Chords picks up where 2015’s Turkey left off. It traces Krol’s journey back to punk rock, harnessing both the guitar technique and the musical redemption referenced in its title. To rediscover the power in those chords, Krol recorded for two-plus years in three separate locations (Nashville, Los Angeles, and Krol’s native Wisconsin) with the majority produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead) at the studio where Neil Young recorded Harvest.

Deliriously infectious, Power Chords is an evolution in sound, structure and themes, serving as Krol’s boldest and longest record to date at 34 minutes. It’s hard-fought and hard-won, bloodied and bruised. And more importantly: defiant and triumphant.

Power Chords sees its release on vinyl, CD, and limited edition clear Peak Vinyl, and all digital formats January 25, 2019 on the seminal indie label, Merge Records. For pre-order information go here.

Mike Krol 

Power Chords

Merge Records

January 25, 2019

Pre-order Here

1 – Power Chords

2 – What’s The Rhythm

3 – An Ambulance

4 – Little Drama

5 – Left For Dead

6 – Blue And Pink

7 – I Wonder

8 – Wasted Memory

9 – Nothing To Yell About

10 – Arrow In My Heart

11 – The End

Mike Krol Live Dates:

2/15/19: San Diego – Soda Bar

2/16/19: Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

2/20/19: San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

2/22/19: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

2/23/19: Seattle, WA – Crocodile Back Bar

2/26/19: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

2/27/19: Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee

2/28/19: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

3/01/19: Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx

3/02/19: Toronto, ON – The Garrison

3/04/19: Allston, MA – Great Scott

3/05/19: Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

3/06/19: Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle

3/07/19: Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong

3/08/19: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle in Backroom

3/10/19: Atlanta, GA – The Earl

3/11/19: New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

3/19/19: Denver, CO – Globe Hall

3/20/19: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

3/22/19: Reno, NV – Holland Project

3/23/19: Visalia, CA – Cellar Door

4/22/19: London, UK – The Social

4/23/19: Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights

4/24/19: Manchester, UK – The Castle

4/25/19: Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint

4/26/19: Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club @ Book Club

4/27/19: London, UK – Test Pressing Festival @ The Dome

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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