Okay, guys, I PROMISE I am not writing a blog on this 7” because there are dinosaurs on the cover. I mean, dinosaurs are super awesome, but it’s not like I’d be that shallow, right? Mikal Cronin’s MCII was one of my favorite albums last year. It’s saccharine-sweet and poppy, but Cronin’s expert instrumentation (read: dude SHREDS) keeps the album from coming across corny. The man has a gift for sincerity, and “Soul in Motion” is no exception. From the start of the drum-loop intro to the slow build of a harmonious chorus, this is a typically amazing Cronin jam. Apart from the general awesomeness of Mikal Cronin, these Famous Class LAMC series 7”s are one of my favorite concepts. They are a series of 7” splits that pairs a well-known artist on the A-side with that artist’s favorite up-and-comer as the B-side. In this case, Wand gets the B-side honors with its single “Screaming Eye.” So, basically, you can’t go wrong by picking up this killer split. Also, did I mention there are dinosaurs on the cover?
– Stephanie Stanton