MIKAL CRONIN: Self-titled: CD

A solo release by a guy in an OC band called the Moonhearts. Its base is trashy ‘60s rock, I reckon, but he tosses a lotta great ingredients into the pot to sweeten things up—punk, surf, maybe a bit o’ Jesus & Mary Chain/Medicine type noisemongering, and even some Beach Boys harmonies. Songs are strong and well executed. Good, solid listen all the way ‘round.

 –jimmy (Trouble in Mind, troubleinmindrecs.com)