Demarco, Mac - 2Vendor: Capture Tracks
Edition: Original version
NEW VINYL LP ON CAPTX 2012
180 GRAM VINYL.
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 show- cases 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.
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.”
1. Cooking Up Something Good
3. Freaking Out The Neighborhood
5. Ode to Viceroy
6. Robson Girl
7. The Stars Keep On Calling My name
8. My Kind Of Woman
9. Boe Zaah
11. Still Together