So here is Volume 2 of Musical Masterpieces, featuring a lovely image drawn by the one and only Mac Demarco.
Most people are familiar with the odd-ball, gap-toothed, jaunty indie musician Mac Demarco, who came tumbling out of Canada with the album ‘2’ featuring such hits as ‘Cooking Up Something Good’, ‘Ode to Viceroy’ and ‘Still Together’. But his real glory came with his third album, ‘Salad Days’, which had Pitchfork drooling over him – they have recently made a documentary called ‘Pepperoni Playboy’ and had a large article all about him.
His music is certainly original – quirky, slightly de-tuned pop songs (in the sense of infamous Scottish label Postcard Records pop music) with lyrics, certainly on his first two records, about cigarettes, nightclubs and what I have always presumed to be cooking meth. He has somewhat matured with his latest album however, which features largely love songs and has him experimenting with keyboards, interspersed with his jerky style of guitar-playing.
Anyway folks, until next time!