Mac deMarco *please note change of venue*




“As I’m getting older, chip up on my shoulder…” is the opening line from Mac DeMarco’s second full-length LP Salad Days, the follow up to 2012′s lauded Mac DeMarco 2. Amongst that familiar croon and lilting guitar, that initial line from the title track sets the tone for an LP of a maturing singer/songwriter/producer. Someone strangely self-aware of the positives and negatives of their current situation at the ripe old age of 23.
Written and recorded around a relentless touring schedule, Salad Days gives the listener a very personal insight into what it’s all about to be Mac amidst the craziness of a rising career in a very public format. The lead single, “Passing Out Pieces,” set to huge overdriven organ chords, contains lines like “…never been reluctant to share, passing out pieces of me…” Clearly, this isn’t the same record that breezily gave us “Dreamin” and “Ode to Viceroy,” but the result of what comes from their success. “Chamber of Reflection,” a track featuring icy synth stabs and soulful crooning, wouldn’t be out of place on a fantasy Shuggie Otis and Prince collaboration. Standout tracks like these show Mac’s widening sound, whether insights into future directions or even just welcome one-off forays into new territory.
Still, this is musically, lyrically and melodically good old Mac DeMarco, through and through. The crisp John Lennon/Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have come off Geoff Emerick’s mixing board in 1972 with that peculiar Mac touch that’s completely right now is still present. “Brother,” a complete future classic, is Mac at his most soulful and easygoing but with that distinct weirdness and bite that can only come from Mr. DeMarco. “Treat Her Better” is rife with Mac-isms, heavily chorused slinky lead guitar, swooning vocal melodies, effortless chords that come along only after years of effort, and the other elements seriously lacking in independent music: sentiment and heartfelt sincerity.
We’re only in Part 2 1/2 (one EP and two LP’s in) of Mac’s career. As you read this and as you hear the album on April Fool’s Day of this year, he’ll probably be on tour, or preparing for one… or maybe already writing new music. A relentless work ethic is something to be admired in today’s indie music scene, but when it’s of the quality Mac is giving us time and time again, it starts to turn from admiration to awe.

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Please note this show has now been moved to The Arches, original tickets are valid.

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Arches (Argyle Street Entrance)

253 Argyle Street
United Kingdom
G2 8DL

Venue Details

FRI 21 OCT 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSold Out
From The Jam ft Bruce Foxton
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 8.00pmSold Out
SAT 22 OCT 2016
The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£24.00
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Lemon Tree, AberdeenDoors 8pm £23.50
SUN 23 OCT 2016
Haley Bonar
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £23.50
WED 26 OCT 2016
Amber Arcades
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
THU 27 OCT 2016
She Drew The Gun
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
FRI 28 OCT 2016
The Beat
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£22.00
The Posies
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
Bossy Love
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm £7.50
SAT 29 OCT 2016
Hooton Tennis Club
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£9.00
Bossy Love
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.50
Robyn Hitchcock
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
SUN 30 OCT 2016
Zombie Zombie
Stereo, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£12.00
Oh Pep!
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
MON 31 OCT 2016
Telegram & Phobophobes
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
WED 2 NOV 2016
Bright Light Bright Light
and Chad Valley
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.50
Simone Felice
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
FRI 4 NOV 2016
Nap Eyes
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.50
The Cinematic Orchestra
Kathryn Joseph
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
SUN 6 NOV 2016
Uncle Lucius
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
MON 7 NOV 2016
Margaret Glaspy * please note venue change*
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
Beach Slang
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
TUE 8 NOV 2016
The Wytches
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
THU 10 NOV 2016
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.00
SUN 13 NOV 2016
C. MacLeod
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 15 NOV 2016
Sarah Jaffe
+ support
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
THU 17 NOV 2016
Julia Holter
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
Charlotte Carpenter
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.50