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Mac Demarco

Some Other Ones - 2023 Reissue

    Originally released in conjunction with a barbecue DeMarco hosted to promote Another One and collect food bank donations, Some Other Ones soon gained cult status, now regarded amongst his fans as a key entry in his beloved catalog. Now, almost 10 years later, and following the success of his recent full-length instrumental album Five Easy Hot Dogs, Some Other Ones is finally getting the full release treatment.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Little Pepper
    2. Onion Man
    3. Peter Pickles
    4. Don Juan
    5. Young Coconut
    6. Hachiko
    7. Fish Terry
    8. Hoso Boyo
    9. Special K

    Mac DeMarco

    Five Easy Hot Dogs

      Five Easy Hot Dogs is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Mac DeMarco. A departure from the previous studio albums in DeMarco's discography, the album is entirely instrumental and was recorded during a road trip from Los Angeles to New York.

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      Edmonton 2
      Vancouver 3
      Edmonton
      Chicago
      Portland 2
      Portland
      Crescent City
      Chicago 2
      Gualala
      Gualala 2
      Vancouver 2
      Victoria
      Rockaway
      Vancouver

      Mac DeMarco

      2 - 10th Anniversary Edition

        Mac DeMarco’s debut full length, 2, released in 2012, cleaned up the songwriter’s warped take on soft rock and brought it to a broader audience. Given DeMarco’s affinity for keeping things lo-fi — 2 was the first time he’d bothered to record demos — it’s revealing to hear these songs in their most embryonic form. The performances here are a little looser and the sound a little hazier than on the actual LP, lending an atmosphere of dreamy vulnerability, especially to ballads like “Annie” and the Lennon-esque “Sherrill.”

        TRACK LISTING

        Disc 1
        1. Cooking Up Something Good
        2. Dreamin’
        3. Freaking Out The Neighborhood
        4. Annie
        5. Ode To Viceroy
        6. Robson Girl
        7. The Stars Keep On Calling My Name 8. My Kind Of Woman
        9. Boe Zaah
        10. Sherrill
        11. Still Together

        Disc 2
        1. Cooking Up Something Good
        2. Stars Keep Calling My Name
        3. Dreamin’ Slow
        4. Lonely Shredder
        5. Robson Girl
        6. Annie
        7. Harrison Ford Escort
        8. Sherrill
        9. My Kind Of Woman (Instrumental)
        10. Dreamin’ Fast

        Benny Sings Feat. Mac DeMarco

        Rolled Up

          ‘Rolled Up’ features US indie star Mac DeMarco.

          This is the third single from Benny Sings’ forthcoming album, following ‘Music’ and ‘Sunny Afternoon’.

          Guests on the forthcoming album also include KYLE, Tom Misch, Emily King and Remi Wolf, among many others.

          7” features the original version of ‘Rolled Up’ on the A-side and an exclusive instrumental version on the flip.

          For fans of Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, Real Estate, Connan Mockasin, Nick Hakim.

          TRACK LISTING

          Rolled Up (feat. Mac DeMarco)
          Rolled Up (Instrumental)

          Mac Demarco

          Here Comes The Cowboy Demos

            Following last year’s release of 'Here Comes The Cowboy', “his most introspective and refined work to date” (Billboard), Mac DeMarco is pleased to announce two new demo albums; 'Here Comes The Cowboy Demos', and 'Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos', out  as a Record Store Day Exclusive.



            TRACK LISTING

            Side A:
            1. Here Comes The Cowboy (demo)
            2. Nobody (demo)
            3. Finally Alone (demo)
            4. Little Dogs March (demo)
            5. Preoccupied (demo)
            6. Choo Choo (demo)
            7. K (demo)

            Side B:
            8. Heart To Heart (demo)
            9. Hey Cowgirl (demo)
            10. On The Square (demo)
            11. All Of Our Yesterdays (demo)
            12. Skyless Moon (demo)
            13. Baby Bye Bye (demo)
            14. The Cattleman's Prayer (demo)

            Captured Tracks have the album you've all been waiting for. Mac Demarco's 'This Old Dog' is finally upon us and for long-term fans or new listeners alike, it's a treat. Starting with the warming tribute, 'My Old Man' which begins rich with woody CR78 percussion and sumptuous acoustic guitar, soon to break into Demarco's unmistakeable vocal drawl. As the chorus grows from the tapestry of sound, the warmth of the reticent synth swells surrounds the stero image in a comforting blanket of organic haze. It's indicative of Demarco's earlier work, but more confidently approached, brilliantly minimal still but undeniably rich in it's simplicity. 

            'Baby You're Out' grows from a more off-centred rhythmic approach but undergoes a shuffling transformation to swoon into the folky redux of the main choral refrain, it's an approach that could be jarring but in the capable sonwriting hands of the man himself, it predictably goes by without a hitch. Speaking of transformations, Mac seems to undergo a tranformation himself from shuffled syncopator into sleazy lounge singer in the oozingly laid-back 80's synth sizzle of 'For The First Time'. Decending digital pads and simmering DX7 tines coalesce into a melting-pot of reverb and polyester garments. 

            There are pieces here like 'Sister' that really display the no-frills talent that has endeared us all to him for so long, comprising of hazy pitch-shifted guitar sitting right back in the mix while heartbreaking lyrics swim ever so briefly around the wistful plucking. 'Dreams From Yesterday' oozes with crackling tubes and hazy summer dreams to counteract the minimal aura of it's precident. And so it continues, from warm and full-bodied to cold and reticent, there isn't a bad moment here, only different emotions conveyed through a variety of techniques, and every one of them perfectly executed. 




            STAFF COMMENTS

            Mine says: "Mac DeMarco must be some kind of joke act, right?" Has this thought ever crossed your mind? I came across it in a festival review and I felt for the poor guy who just didn't seem to get what Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV (I'll give you a moment to let that settle in...) is all about. If you can relate but somehow feel intrigued, 'This Old Dog' is your perfect entryway into the wacky world of Mac DeMarco. It seems like everyone's favourite sleaze man is trying to show us that he has grown up, without having lost an inch of his quirkiness. It is okay to be vulnerable sometimes, the songs about his troubled relationship with his father seem to confess, just don't bury your head in the sand. 'This Old Dog' is stripped back, simpler and therefore easier to digest than his previous outings. It's dreamy and reflective but always light-hearted, and will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your chest. Careful, though, you might feel like you're floating on a cloud.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. My Old Man
            2. This Old Dog
            3. Baby You’re Out
            4. For The First Time
            5. One Another
            6. Still Beating
            7. Sister
            8. Dreams From Yesterday
            9. A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes
            10. One More Love Song
            11. On The Level
            12. Moonlight On The River
            13. Watching Him Fade Away

            Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco's Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight, freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Mac's already impressive catalog. There’s a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. It’s at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.

            TRACK LISTING

            1 The Way You'd Love Her
            2 Another One
            3 No Other Heart
            4 Just To Put Me Down
            5 A Heart Like Hers
            6 I've Been Waiting For Her
            7 Without Me
            8 My House By The Water

            'Salad Days', is the follow up to 2012's lauded 'Mac DeMarco 2' which saw the Edmonton local propelled into the limelight. Written and recorded around a relentless tour schedule (which picked up all over again as soon as the LP was done), 'Salad Days' gives the listener a very personal insight into what it's all about to be Mac amidst the craziness of a rising career in a very public format.

            The lead single, "Passing Out Pieces," set to huge overdriven organ chords, contains lines like "..never been reluctant to share, passing out pieces of me.." Clearly, this isn't the same record that breezily gave us "Dreamin," and "Ode to Viceroy" but the result of what comes from their success. "Chamber of Reflection," a track featuring icy synth stabs and soulful crooning, wouldn't be out of place on a fantasy Shuggie Otis and Prince collaboration. Standout tracks like these show Mac's widening sound, whether insights into future directions or even just welcome one-off forays into new territory.

            Still, this is musically, lyrically and melodically good old Mac DeMarco, through and through. The same crisp John Lennon/Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have walked out of Geoff Emerick's mixing board in 1972, but with that peculiar Mac touch that's completely of right now.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Ryan says: Having set the tone with his second album ‘2’ back in 2012 with an ode to cheap cigarettes and song after song of whimsical ambivalence, Mac Demarco offers up some fresh delights for us to sink our teeth into. This time there’s a few darker moments from the haunting synthpop masterpiece “Chamber Of Reflection” to a frosty “Passing Out Pieces” revealing the toll touring the world has taken on him. When Demarco isn’t passing out pieces he takes the time to dish out some of his best gap-toothed advice yet with “Let Her Go” and “Treat Her Better” topping it all off with his usual brand of crooning vocals, languid guitars and those ridiculously funky basslines, a definite step up from the last album. Mac takes things a little (only a tiny bit) more seriously this time and pulls off his best record yet!

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Salad Days
            2. Blue Boy
            3. Brother
            4. Let Her Go
            5. Goodbye Weekend
            6. Let My Baby Stay
            7. Passing Out Pieces
            8. Treat Her Better
            9. Chamber Of Reflection
            10. Go Easy
            11. Jonny's Odyssey

            Now, all of six months later, Mac is back with his first proper full length, Mac DeMarco 2. As opposed to RNRNC, “2” is a concerted effort to produce a cohesive work that showcases Mac’s natural ability as a songwriter, singer and producer. With a new arsenal of recording gear, the fidelity has substantially improved without compromising the immediacy and organic quality of his prior releases under any monicker. The results are immediately rewarding, from the warm “Cooking Up Something Good” to the heartfelt “My Kind of Woman.” It’s obvious Mac is presenting himself musically in the most sincere way possible, no matter what happens in his wild videos or live shows. “Freaking out the Neighborhood,” Mac’s apologetic ode to his loved ones about such public behavior, shows that Mac DeMarco is still with us, coming along for the ride, getting everyone else in trouble. Even so, the maturation process of Mac DeMarco, recording artist, is in full swing. He did, after all, turn 22 this April.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Ryan says: His first full album, full of quirky garage gems, slightly odd but in a good way... I think it's awesome anyway.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Cooking Up Something Good
            2. Dreamin'
            3. Freaking Out The Neighborhood
            4. Annie
            5. Ode To Viceroy
            6. Robson Girl
            7. The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
            8. My Kind Of Woman
            9. Boe Zaah
            10. Sherrill
            11. Still Together

            Debut EP from the Canadian eccentric Mac Demarco. This record of weirdo blues rock is amazing. Think Scott Walker meets Ariel Pink. Mac DeMarco, formerly Makeout Videotape, is the anti-thesis to your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Disregarding the seriously somber moments, he replaces them with whimsical and youthful spontaneity, whilst retaining the endearing and subtle commentaries that exude his familiarity. Promptly after leaving his Edmonton garage for Vancouver he embarked on a North American tour accompanying fellow Canadians Japandroids on a grand voyage of enlightenment and alcoholic debauchery.

            DeMarco's a weird cat cultivating an affinity for occult imagery, nudity and social satire. But his most impressive trait is his undeniable and instinctual ability to compose magical pop jangles, of which he'll likely refer to as "jizz jazz". His dusted jams have garnished him accolades that are as ever-increasing as his song writing abilities; his sound rendering comparisons, but in a nomadic fashion alluding no distinct origin. Come March DeMarco's debut solo EP entitled Rock And Roll Night Club will ramble into the great unknown guided by Captured Tracks, DeMarco's inner Elvis a tow.


            TRACK LISTING

            1. Rock And Roll Night Club
            2. 96.7 The Pipe
            3. Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans
            4. One More Tear To Cry
            5. European Vegas
            6. 106.2 Breeze FM
            7. She's Really All I Need
            8. Moving Like Mike
            9. Me And Jon, Hanging On
            10. I'm A Man
            11. Only You
            12. Me & Mine


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