Mac DeMarco: Live at Hype Hotel
Click photo to watch his Hype Hotel performance for Baeblemusic.
I am an avid subscriber to spam; I tend to get overexcited about music websites // music promos // events // you-name-it-music-related-spam. I willingly give my information [volunteering my info for their marketing lists] with the best intentions of receiving music updates. Sure, this is great, but in reality waking up daily with 50+ "music news" emails in your inbox can get obnoxious [not to mention exhausting]. For some reason, I decided today was a great day to tackle one of my subscriber-emails from Baeblemusic, namely because I trust their music discoveries.
The words, "Get a glimpse of this rambunctious Canadian character who has a knack for songwriting and a style of jangly guitar rock he likes to call jizz jazz" were enough to entice me further. Maybe I am biased because Nic and I never did make it into the elusive hipster "Hype Hotel" at SXSW, and live footage [of that mysterious inside] allows us to pretend like we were there. Regardless, I opened the email and was directed to Mac DeMarco. Enough said.
When I read " jizz jazz," I was expecting something very different than an indie funnyman infusing his mouth-wateringly catchy melodies with jazzed up guitar; Mac has coined this term to define his unique style of music.
DeMarco is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist. He currently resides in Montreal by-way-of Vancouver. If your musical efforts have been highlighted by Pitchfork as "Best New Music" and Target has picked up your song for a licensing deal, it is safe to say that things are looking up [and you can retire from medical experiments for income].
Mac DeMarco's debut full-length, '2' is available via Captured Tracks.
- [Indie]: Mac DeMarco - Freaking Out The Neighbourhood (soundbirdmusic.com)
- Mac DeMarco - Cooking Up Something Good in Montreal (fishfinrecords.wordpress.com)
- Captured Tracks is turning 5, throwing 2-day party in NYC w/ DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Soft Moon & more (brooklynvegan.com)
- Video: Mac DeMarco, "Still Together" (Live in Austin) (thefader.com)