Demarc, Mac - 2
When the then 21-year old Mac DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club 12" in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not so subtle disparate range of promo photos. The glam facade was purely that, an image that was manufactured for fun to confuse the stiff and compartmentalizing world of indie music journalists. But it was t all a jest, as that EP covered a whole range of music styles that were latent in the ex-Makeout Videotape frontman's already impressive slough of cassette only releases. The sincere and warm Mac who sang "Only You" was the same lipstick wearing sleazoid that crooned "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" and that suited him and his listeners just fine. Six months later is 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 moniker.