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i really like this.

it sounds like it was recorded directly to a maxell C-90. sort of feeble sounding. yet with a kind of whippy spank to it. it has started to get its hooks into me somehow. Mac Demarco!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 26 March 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

the guy is hilarious

fennel cartwright, Monday, 26 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

fennel cartwright, Monday, 26 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

his first lp grew on me after i initially thought it hipster twaddle

ian curtis e. bear (electricsound), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

know nothing abt him but this songs great

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i was trying for a long time to place the weird rhetoric about this "strangely sincere" new album. for a long time i could not believe that a person this chaotic could be sincere in the least - figured mac demarco 2 was lil b-level trolling upon trolling. anyways, i just found this rambly but sensible blog post now, and it helps a lot putting this weird relationship with sincerity in perspective.

http://jasondillisdead.tumblr.com/post/33697840146/mac-demarco-2-captured-tracks-2012

fennel cartwright, Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

antics

fennel cartwright, Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I couldn't get past the Mink de Ville-alike of the music on 2 to get to the lyrics. Came as an enormous surprise to me when I realised how many people really rated him as a writer.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Sunday, 11 November 2012 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

this album rules imo

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 24 December 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i've really come around on this guy

mother nature gives me a cuddle every time i beat the shit out o (electricsound), Monday, 24 December 2012 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love this album! A few songs on the album remind me of jj cale's 'let me do it to you'. the last song is terrible though.

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

classic record

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Tuesday, 14 May 2013 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

2's so good they took it off spotify! I was really enjoying it, 2.

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2013 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2013 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

the lead guitar bit in the chorus of viceroy is classic

failures on the moon (electricsound), Friday, 17 May 2013 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

dry, modest and absolutely great "small" record.

Sherrill is his best song imo.

except for being a great songwriter he has a talent for creating awesome guitar lines. Sherrill is the best example of both.

nostormo, Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

That song reminds me of Women.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

the band or the gender?

nostormo, Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I cannot stop listening to this musical artist.

del griffith, Sunday, 9 June 2013 05:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Salad Days: new album , new single:

nostormo, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:13 (6 months ago) Permalink

not sure about the keyboards but the tune is quite nice

nostormo, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah i dig. saw his live show recently, the very lengthy covers medley at the end was fucking dreadful

displayed in brackets (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:24 (6 months ago) Permalink

what were the covers?

nostormo, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:25 (6 months ago) Permalink

taking care of business and enter sandman were two, struggling to recall the others

displayed in brackets (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:56 (6 months ago) Permalink

Ugh, sounds awful

fields of salmon, Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

i actually found the covers quite entertaining - when i saw him i was just a festival punter though, didn't know his music outside of "ode to viceroy" so maybe if i was more invested in him i'd've been more disappointed by a whole lot of covers.

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

had a briefly v confusing conversation with a dude abt this guy thinking he was talking about roc marciano

r|t|c, Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

New song sounds great.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:58 (6 months ago) Permalink

I got a few more spins on this but did not pull the trigger on the iTunes preorder yet because, well, can anyone point me to a more humane way of preordering something?

Anyway, this is Mac Demarco's "I Am the Walrus" or something—so I predict good things.

fields of salmon, Friday, 24 January 2014 22:39 (6 months ago) Permalink

so this guy's gig is basically "the uninteresting ariel pink"?

avant gardener (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

loveable dirtbag, imo

mizzell, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:13 (6 months ago) Permalink

xpost -- That's not so much setting the bar low to start with as burying it in the ground.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:16 (6 months ago) Permalink

can't see the resemblance, but i like them both.

nostormo, Friday, 31 January 2014 17:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink is the Frank Zappa of Mac Demarco impersonators.

fields of salmon, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah the music is kinda lo-fi and warped sounding like AP but thats where the similarity ends. i love his breezy laid back toonage a lot. maybe hes the dirtbag jonathon richman.

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Friday, 31 January 2014 21:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

he is somewhat of a one trick pony, but i still like it. who knows how long will it last

nostormo, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

i wouldn't bother seeing him live again, but the new stuff still sounds good

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Friday, 31 January 2014 21:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

the song that goes "mamas in the kitchen cookin up somethin good" is great

flopson, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:37 (6 months ago) Permalink

it is, though nothing beats viceroy for me yet

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:06 (6 months ago) Permalink

his best song imo:

nostormo, Friday, 31 January 2014 22:17 (6 months ago) Permalink

great songwriting and underrated guitarist

nostormo, Friday, 31 January 2014 22:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

homeshake, his guitarists band, are pretty great imo

flopson, Saturday, 1 February 2014 21:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

flopson, Monday, 3 February 2014 06:16 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

new album is kinda underwhelming, missing those tasty licks

tonga, Thursday, 20 February 2014 20:52 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah,sounds like the previous record only with weaker, lazy melodies.
it is still good enough though.

nostormo, Monday, 3 March 2014 15:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

Changed my mind:I like it.

No opinions about the new album?

nostormo, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 07:44 (5 months ago) Permalink

The best songs are where indulges in keyboards and synths specifically Chamber of Reflection, Passing out Pieces and Johnny's Odyssey.
Hoping these songs are a reflection of where he is headed next.

scubasteve, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:04 (5 months ago) Permalink

first listen and i have to agree that its like the previous one but not as good. maybe it needs a few more spins.

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Friday, 14 March 2014 20:05 (5 months ago) Permalink

So how come no one talks about how AWESOME the Makeout Videotape record is?

nostormo, Saturday, 15 March 2014 18:57 (5 months ago) Permalink

Those are awesome links nostromo.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 March 2014 19:03 (5 months ago) Permalink

I mean nostormo.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 March 2014 19:03 (5 months ago) Permalink

All the tracks on the new one are good but are all the same tempo, I wish there were a few uptempo songs like "Freaking Out the Neighborhood" on II. Also I wish the last track had lyrics, because then it would be one of the best tracks on the album.

crunchytunes (EssenceOfJones), Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:59 (4 months ago) Permalink

this new album is a nice, easy listen. and it's got that traditional, rockist guitar-rock vibe that still resonates with me (which makes sense, since i'm about to qualify for AARP membership).

Daniel, Esq 2, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 16:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

i love the guitar tone on this, so... rubbery? woozy?

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 17:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

watery.

Daniel, Esq 2, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 17:59 (4 months ago) Permalink

It reminds me of the Eccentric Soul series being played by white Pavement fans. The majority of the Eccentric Soul master tapes were, I believe, rescued from flood-damaged basements in cities like Miami. Literally watery.

fields of salmon, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 18:57 (4 months ago) Permalink


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