Mac DeMarco. Photo by Danny Cohen.

This week’s Listening Party features the hazy sounds of Mac DeMarco and his upcoming show Tuesday at Baby’s All Right.  Listening Party is a curated weekly column promoting music discovery and encouraging concert-going. Featuring someone we’ve been jamming out to and we recommend to the masses, each Listening Party artist has an upcoming show at a local NYC venue. Grab your headphones and read on.

WHO: Mac DeMarco

THEY SAY: “Jizz Jazz”

WE SAY: Hazy, endearing, and lacking substance in a good way – kind of like your middle school boyfriend.

FROM: Edmonton, Canada

ONLINE: https://macdemarco.bandcamp.com/

LABEL: Captured Tracks

RECENT WORK: His sophomore LP, Salad Days, released April 1st

UPCOMING SHOW: Tuesday (04/08) at Baby’s All Right



Criticized for his immature antics by some, revered for his refusal to behave like an “adult” by others, Mac DeMarco is the closest thing we urban twenty-somethings have to a modern day Peter Pan.  With the recent release of his second LP, Salad Days, critics are having a heyday focusing on DeMarco’s prankster past and previously disorganized music stylings. But let’s not get distracted. DeMarco’s new sound is a compilation of hazy, humming tunes that hit your ear with the subtlety of a bumble bee buzz.

In his latest work, DeMarco’s sweet voice (a class clown contemporary of Kurt Vile) is punctuated by Real Estate-esque beach-y guitar riffs, fluttering cymbals, and even the occasional shake of the maraca! Standout track “Let My Baby Stay” showcases “Macky” at his most serious –  referencing the recent struggle for his longtime lover (Kierra “Kiki” McNally) to extend her US visa – which, luckily, she has!  So relax, pop open some $3 beers, and revel in the juvenile utopia of Mac DeMarco at Baby’s All Right this coming Tuesday!