Mike Krol - Power Chords LP

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Power Chords, Mike Krol's new Merge release, 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 it's title. He's wielding the same influences-Misfits, The Strokes, early Weezer, Ramones-but turning up the gravity and the gain. Indeed, Krol has gone somewhere new; yes, he bludgeoned himself with over-analysis and self-loathing, but along the way he stumbled upon a trove of intricate guitar lines and artfully mutating melodies. Music ruined Krol's life. And then saved it. In chronicling that process, Krol has made his best record-painful, voyeuristic, and angry, but ultimately transcendent and timeless. It is the sound of Krol giving in to a force greater than himself, as though the chords are playing him rather than the other way around.

 

Tracklist

A1 Power Chords

A2 What’s The Rhythm

A3 An Ambulance

A4 Little Drama

A5 Left For Dead

A6 Blue And Pink

B1 I Wonder

B2 Wasted Memory

B3 Nothing To Yell About

B4 Arrow In My Heart

B5 The End

 

 

Label: Merge Records ‎– MRG609

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released: 25 Jan 2019

Genre: Rock

Style: Garage Rock, Power Pop, Punk, Alternative Rock