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Watch Mikal Cronin’s “Say” video now at Funny Or Die

Thomas Bellflower May 27, 2015

Mikal Cronin premiered the new video for “Say” from MCIII today at Funny Or Die.

Watch and share the “Say” video now.


Produced by Funny Or Die and directed by comedian Jonah Ray, the “Say” video was inspired by Paul Simon’s iconic “You Can Call Me Al,” a staple of 1980s MTV. “Say” begins innocently enough with grey suits and horns but quickly disintegrates into madness.

Jonah Ray shared this statement about the video:

When my friend Mikal Cronin approached me about doing a video parody of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” and said that I would be playing the part of Chevy, I stopped him right there. I said, “Mikal, my dear sweet acquaintance, I alone cannot play ‘the Chevy,’ as we are all ‘the Chevy.’ He is the light, the love, the Fletch.” That’s when Mikal broke down in tears over the phone. I laughed at him and said, “It’ll be okay young, dumb, silly Mikal… It’ll be okay.”

The Mikal Cronin band will begin their European tour on May 28 at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, with US shows to follow. See the full list of dates below.

MCIII is in stores now on CD, LP, and cassette. See the Mikal Cronin band complete with string quartet perform “Turn Around” on Conan. And, in case you missed it, watch the recent video for “Turn Around,” directed by Kurt Braunohler.

Mikal Cronin on tour:
May 28 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
May 29 Nimes, FR – This Is Not a Love Song Festival
May 30 Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailluer
May 31 Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
Jun 01 London, UK – 100 Club
Jun 02 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Jun 04 Porto, PT – Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 05 Ravenna, IT – Beaches Brew Festival
Jun 06 Athens, GR – Plisskën Festival
Jun 08 Berlin, DE – Lido
Jun 09 Cologne, DE – Gebäude 9
Jun 10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Jun 20 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Jun 21 Chicago, IL – Green Music Festival
Jul 11 New York, NY – 4Knots Music Festival
Jul 12 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
Aug 22 Los Angeles, CA – FYF
Sep 05 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios †
Sep 06 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 07 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Center †
Sep 10 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club †
Sep 11 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon †
Sep 12 Ames, IA – Maximum Ames Music Festival
Sep 14 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog †
Sep 15 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place #
Sep 16 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall †
Sep 17 Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal at Fairmount †
Sep 18 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair †
Sep 20 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater †#
Sep 22 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall †#
Sep 25 Rochester, NY – Anthology %
Sep 27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s †#
Sep 29 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz %
Sep 30 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre %
Oct 01 Birmingham, AL – Iron City %
Oct 12 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre %
Oct 15 Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan %
Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre %
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre %
* w/ Death Cab for Cutie
# w/ Calvin Love
† w/ Cairo Gang
% w/ Father John Misty

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