mcbriare samuel lanyon "mac" demarco is a canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. he has released three full-length studio albums, (2012), salad days (2014), and this old dog (2017) and two mini-lp's, his debut record 'rock and roll night club (2012) and 'another one (2015). his style of music has been creatively described as "blue wave", "slacker rock", or self-described by demarco as "jizz jazz".
demarco's style is recognizable via its use of flat drums, use of chorus and vibrato effects on the guitar and a generally lazy atmosphere a la soft rock records, muted, low frequency bass guitars, along with a lennon-esque vocal style which has also been compared to damon albarn of gorillaz.
"chill, loping, slightly goofy, slightly druggy, and sometimes seemingly half-asleep..." - Pitchfork
january 31, 2017, saw demarco announce his new album, titled this old dog (releasing two singles from the album on the same day). this old dog was released on may 5, 2017 and was met with wide spread critical acclaim.
"as I was moving to the west coast i thought I'd get to finishing it quick. but then i realized that moving to a new city and starting a new life takes time. and it was weird, because usually i just write, record, and put it out; no problem. but this time, i wrote them and they sat. when that happens, you really get to know the songs. it was a different vibe..." - de marco
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