Mac DeMarco is pulling your leg. He acts the part of the hick from Canada just playing his guitar with his friends, joking about everything, drinking, burping into the microphone, and generally just goofing around. And then the music starts. The songs are typical for an early 20s performer, so yeah there’s also some goof in there, but the serious aspect is that Mac can write and perform top notch indie-pop. Captured Tracks is in on it too, as they’ve released the debut EP and Mac’s new album 2. At Webster Hall on Friday, all of the hijinx were present but the musicianship was there too. Mac worked through much of his still young catalog and threw in a few crazy covers — who goes from Brubeck to Limp Bizkit on a dime — but still managed to perform an extremely entertaining forty-five minute set. Mac DeMarco will continue to tour throughout the year and today it was announced that he’ll be the support on the new Phoenix tour.
I recorded this set in the same manner as the Ty Segall set and the sound is outstanding. Enjoy!
Stream “Ode to Viceroy”:
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New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 43:31]
02 The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
03 Cooking Up Something Good
04 Rock and Roll Nightclub
05 Ode To Viceroy
06 [banter - its only smells]
08 Freaking Out the Neighborhood
09 Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans
10 My Kind Of Woman
11 She’s Really All I Need
12 Take Five [Dave Brubeck]
13 Just One of Those Days [Limp Bizkit]
14 Schism [Tool]
15 She’s Really All I Need (Reprise)
16 Still Together