Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco

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From Mac DeMarco's favourite tracks - The Guardian (September 6, 2015):

The record that made me feel different at school

Ask by the Smiths (1986)

At high school, people generally liked the same music I did, but when I started getting into the Smiths everybody was like: “Dude, why are you listening to this crap?” I was like: “Fuck you guys!” I remember playing this song in a car with some jock girls who liked hanging out with me for some reason – probably because they didn’t feel intimidated – and they just didn’t give a shit. Which is too bad, because it’s a really catchy, beautiful song.

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Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and producer, born 30 April 1990 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. Changed name to Mac DeMarco from 'Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV' at age 5 after his mother's maiden name (Agnes DeMarco). Released Bandcamp and cassette releases under the alias Makeout Videotape (which also included Alex Calder for live performances) prior to signing w/ Captured Tracks and going by his real name.


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MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco (born Vernor Winfield MacBriare Smith IV; April 30, 1990) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has released five full-length studio albums: his debut, 2 (2012), Salad Days (2014), This Old Dog (2017), Here Comes the Cowboy (2019), and Five Easy Hot Dogs (2023). He additionally released the mini-albums Rock and Roll Night Club in 2012 and Another One in 2015, as well as the compilation album One Wayne G in 2023. His style of music has been described as "blue wave" and "slacker rock", or, by DeMarco himself, "jizz jazz".