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Mac DeMarco: August 17, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 3, 2015
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[photo by Geoffrey at According to G]

Three years ago Mac DeMarco was a newcomer to NYC and a brand-new signee to Captured Tracks records. At the time it was a bit of a puzzler, as the Canadian songwriter did not fit the label’s mold. His guitar-based songs showed very little Eighties influence and his goofy sense of humor didn’t quite fit with the stoicism of Captured Tracks’ other artists. Despite all that, his charm was undeniable and the songwriting was legit. Ultimately, the signing was prescient as Mac has become perhaps the label’s most successful artist on its roster. This Summer, DeMarco released a new EP Another One and as a special treat to his adopted city, Mac played a series of four local shows on consecutive nights at four different venues.

We caught the first of these four shows at Bowery Ballroom. Freshly back from having played Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the band seemed to have picked up a bug on the cross-country flight as Mac confessed that he was running a fever at the outset of the night. But sick or not, Mac DeMarco delivered a highly entertaining show exactly as we expected. It was a ninety-minute run through the best of his material focusing on the new release (with a few goofy covers) while simultaneously impressing us with his musical ability and songcraft all while seemingly joking around at every turn. We are streaming the opening track from the new EP “The Way You’d Love Her”, and also one of Mac’s classic songs “Cooking Up Something Good”, but make sure to download the entire show at this night was a entertaining ride from start to finish.

Mac has a full slate of tour dates coming up, as he’ll be in Europe through September before returning to NYC for another local date at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on October 10. After that, he’s touring across the US for a couple of months before finishing the year in Australia, all dates here.

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “The Way You’d Love Her”:

Stream “Cooking Up Something Good”:

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Mac DeMarco
2015-08-17
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:24:23]
01 [introduction]
02 [Broken String Jam]
03 The Way You’d Love Her
04 [I Need a Second Jam]
05 Salad Days
06 No Other Heart
07 The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
08 [banter – mandela effect]
09 Yellow [Coldplay]
10 Another One
11 Cooking Up Something Good
12 [banter – diseases]
13 Ode to Viceroy
14 Blackbird [Beatles]
15 Without Me
16 Just to Put Me Down
17 Let Her Go
18 Reelin’ in the Years [Steely Dan]
19 [banter]
20 I’ve Been Waiting for Her
21 A Heart Like Hers
22 Still Together
23 [encore break]
24 Enter Sandman [Metallica]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mac DeMarco, visit his artist page at Captured Tracks, and purchase his new EP Another One from Captured Tracks [HERE].

Mac DeMarco: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5 – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 8, 2013
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[photo by Joe McCabe – courtesy of Hey Reverb]

If he is perhaps the least Captured Tracks-sounding band on the label, Mac DeMarco is certainly one of its most entertaining acts. On the first day of the Captured Tracks Festival (“CT5“) to celebrate the five years that this excellent label has released albums, one of its most successful artists delivered the performance of the day. Mac is certainly talented — his songs are tight and well written and his band is proficient. But the material is enhanced by the performer’s personality, his sense of humor, and his willingness to take chances. As when we saw Mac at Webster in February, one of the highlights of any Mac DeMarco set is when the band lets loose and runs through a semi-tongue in cheek set of classic rock covers. On this night, the improv section did not disappoint and gave us a few belly laughs along the way.

I recorded this set with the Neumann large diaphragm cards mounted high in front of the soundboard cage and mixed with a feed from the board. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Cooking Up Something Good”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Mac DeMarco
2013-08-31
Captured Tracks CT5 Festival
The Well
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > 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
by nyctaper
2013-09-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 45:44]
01 Cooking Up Something Good
02 The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
03 Rock and Roll Nightclub
04 Ode To Viceroy
05 Annie
06 Freaking Out the Neighborhood
07 [banter – tuning]
08 Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans
09 I’m A Man
10 She’s Really All I Need
11 Takin Care of Business [BTO]
12 Blackbird [Beatles]
13 Schism [Tool]
14 Break Stuff [Limp Bizkit]
15 Cocaine [JJ Cale]
16 [aborted song – banter]
17 Still Together

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mac DeMarco, visit his artist page at Captured Tracks, and purchase his debut album 2 from Captured Tracks [HERE].

Mac DeMarco: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 7, 2013
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield – courtesy of brooklynvegan]

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”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Mac DeMarco
2013-02-01
Webster Hall
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
by nyctaper
2013-02-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 43:31]
01 [introduction]
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]
07 Annie
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

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mac DeMarco, visit his artist page at Captured Tracks, and purchase his debut album 2 from Captured Tracks [HERE].

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