Everybody’s favourite cowboy, Mac DeMarco has single-handedly made pop cool again. His signature chorus soaked guitar runs and simple yet poignant lyrics have crafted, dare I say it, some of the catchiest songs of all time. The thing that makes Mac DeMarco so great is his talent for effortless simplicity. Never one to overdevelop a song, Mac expertly strips parts to make them work and talk together.
Every song on Salad Days is built with great care and the perfect amount of instrumentation and not a drop more. Perhaps even more endearing is Mac’s generally carefree persona and outlook on life. A musician every aspiring songwriter should study, melt away with everyone’s favourite party boy, Mac DeMarco.
Despite his outwardly loose approach, DeMarco has enjoyed a prolific output since his debut record in 2012. With six full-length records in eight years, it's clear that this rogue troubadour is committed to his craft.
Not only is does he keep busy on the songwriting front, but his music is also self-produced. The mellow analog tones of DeMarco are central to his appeal, and he doesn't go far with without his trusty reel-to-reel machine. He even periodically makes tutorial videos on recording technique.
Since the Salad Days of, well, Salad Days, DeMarco the Canadian artist has relocated from his erstwhile Brooklyn digs to the music industry mecca of Los Angeles.