Mike Krol will release new album Power Chords via Merge on January 25. The first single is "Little Drama" which Mike says was "born out of a simple challenge: to make the simplest, most primitive 'rock riff' progression ever." He goes on to say it "summarizes my daily struggles. It has brash, over-the-top aggressive verses with a chorus that reveals all of the confrontation and toughness that was just described in the verses was internal and an imaginary scenario that'll most likely never be carried out. I suppose it's the Midwestern in me to be polite, kind and apologetic always on the outside - while on the inside, keeping a list of names of everyone who's done you wrong and bottling up all your anger until one day it explodes." Check out that riff, and the whole song, below.

You can catch Mike Krol on tour beginning in February, including a Brooklyn show at Rough Trade on March 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, October 26 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/24) at noon.

All dates are listed below.


Mike Krol - Power Chords tracklist:
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 - 2018 Tour 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 - DC9
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

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