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2
Picture of Mac DeMarco and his guitar. He is smiling and wearing a baseball cap.
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 16, 2012
RecordedJune 2012
Length31:27
LabelCaptured Tracks
Mac DeMarco chronology
Rock and Roll Night Club
(2012)
2
(2012)
Salad Days
(2014)

2 is the debut full-length studio album by Canadian musician Mac DeMarco. It was recorded in June 2012, and released in October 2012 on the Captured Tracks label.

Background

DeMarco moved from Vancouver to Montreal in 2011. There, he recorded an EP under his own name, Rock and Roll Nightclub. Featuring slowed-down vocals and elements of glam rock, this recording garnered enough attention that his label, Captured Tracks, agreed to finance a full-length album.[1] DeMarco shifted his style from Rock and Roll Nightclub to 2, and his glam and crooning singing style were dropped for a more standard approach to guitar rock.[2] The album was composed and recorded in DeMarco's Montreal apartment, in the Mile End neighbourhood. DeMarco made the recording wearing only his "skivvies", or underwear.[3] In a June 2012 interview, DeMarco announced that about 75% of the album had been completed.[4]

Music

The album contains a single acoustic track, "Still Together", which is a re-recording of "Together", written by DeMarco on 2009 to Makeout Videotape EP "Bossa Yeye", also features DeMarco using falsetto singing in the chorus.[5] The opener, "Cooking Up Something Good", uses a song structure where a catchy verse transitions to a "blindsiding" darker chorus.[6] "Robson Girl" also juxtaposes a "sweet" verse with a guitar-shredding chorus.[7]

Lyrically, DeMarco covers growing up in suburbia, failed love and family secrets, the last featuring heavily in "Cooking Up Something Good".[6] "Ode to Viceroy" is a tribute to the singer's favourite brand of cigarettes.[5] DeMarco is apologizing to his mother in "Freaking Out the Neighbourhood", and trying to convince a girl to leave town with him in "The Stars Keep on Calling My Name".[7]

Artwork

In September 2014, DeMarco stated in a "What's in My Bag?" interview video at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, California that he had been inspired by the album art for Haruomi Hosono's Hosono House for the design of 2’s album cover.[8] In the same interview, DeMarco also points out his cover’s striking but coincidental similarity to Bruce Springsteen's The River.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.4/10[9]
Metacritic81/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[11]
The Austin Chronicle[12]
Consequence of Sound[2]
The Guardian[13]
Exclaim!8/10[14]
MusicOMH[15]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork8.2/10[6]
Time Out[16]
Uncut8/10[17]

The album was compared by several reviewers to Real Estate's 2011 release, Days.[2] NME called DeMarco a "skilled songwriter" and likened him to fictional character Ferris Bueller.[7] DeMarco's guitar work was praised by several reviewers.[5] The Guardian remarked that, although the initial tracks have promise, the album "never quite delivers" and criticised its "unvarying" tone.[13] Pitchfork gave an enthusiastic review, awarding the record its "Best New Music" designation. Reviewer Sam Hockley-Smith commented positively on DeMarco's songwriting and lyrical depth.[6] The website placed the album at 43rd on their "50 Best Albums of the Year" retrospective.[18]

The album was named a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize on June 13, 2013.[19]

The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far, a list published by Pitchfork in August 2014.[20] In 2019, Pitchfork ranked the album at number 149 on their list of "The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s".[21]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Mac DeMarco.

No.TitleLength
1."Cooking Up Something Good"2:41
2."Dreaming"2:27
3."Freaking Out the Neighborhood"2:53
4."Annie"3:10
5."Ode to Viceroy"3:53
6."Robson Girl"2:56
7."The Stars Keep On Calling My Name"2:22
8."My Kind of Woman"3:10
9."Boe Zaah"1:41
10."Sherrill"2:29
11."Still Together"3:39
Total length:31:27

Personnel

All credits adapted from physical releases

  • Mac DeMarco - songwriting, all instruments, mixing
  • Josh Bonati - mastering
  • Evan Prosofsky - photography

Charts

Chart (2012)Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[22]26

References

  1. ^ Traynor, Cian. "Interview: Mac DeMarco". The Stool Pigeon. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Arroyo, Steven (October 30, 2012). "Album Review: Mac DeMarco – 2". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Leijon, Eric (December 12, 2012). "Mac DeMarco keeps his music clean and his apartment dirty". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ Skinner, Tesse (June 11, 2012). "Mac DeMarco". Toro. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Whelan, Alex. "Mac DeMarco's new record shines with its Montreal roots". Arizona Daily Wildcat. University of Arizona. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d Hockley-Smith, Sam (October 31, 2012). "Mac DeMarco: 2". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d Pattison, Louis (October 15, 2012). "Mac Demarco – '2'". NME. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "Mac DeMarco - What's In My Bag?". YouTube. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2 by Mac DeMarco reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Reviews for 2 by Mac DeMarco". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  11. ^ Thomas, Fred. "2 – Mac DeMarco". AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  12. ^ Winkie, Luke (March 15, 2013). "Mac DeMarco: 2 (Captured Tracks)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Hann, Michael (October 18, 2012). "Mac DeMarco: 2 – review". The Guardian. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  14. ^ Lindsay, Cam (October 17, 2012). "Mac DeMarco: 2". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  15. ^ Young, Martyn (October 22, 2012). "Mac DeMarco – 2". MusicOMH. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Frankel, Eddy. "Mac DeMarco – '2' album review". Time Out. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  17. ^ "Mac DeMarco: 2". Uncut (187): 69. December 2012.
  18. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2012". Pitchfork. December 20, 2012. p. 1. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  19. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Unveils 2013 Long List" Archived 2013-06-18 at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, June 13, 2012.
  20. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010–2014)". Pitchfork. August 19, 2014. p. 2. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  21. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s". Pitchfork. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Mac DeMarco Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Mac DeMarco die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Rock And Roll Night Club ¦ Mac DeMarco 2

Mac DeMarco auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Mac DeMarco 2014

McBriare Samuel Lanyon „Mac“ DeMarco (* 30. April 1990 als Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV in Duncan, British Columbia) ist ein kanadischer Musiker. Der Sänger, Multiinstrumentalist, Videokünstler und Musikproduzent ist hauptsächlich für seine Solokarriere bekannt, in welcher er bisher vier Studioalben veröffentlicht hat: 2, Salad Days, This Old Dog und Here Comes the Cowboy. Zudem erschienen bislang zwei EPs namens Rock and Roll Night Club und Another One. DeMarco hat ein Heimstudio in seiner Wohnung und veröffentlicht seine Musik über das New Yorker Independent-Label Captured Tracks. Vor seinem Durchbruch als Solokünstler war er von 2008 bis 2011 Mitglied der Band Makeout Videotape.

DeMarco kombiniert Einflüsse aus Indie-Rock, Lo-Fi, Dream Pop und Psychedelic Folk. Sein eigensinniger Musikstil lässt sich oftmals schwer in ein bestimmtes Genre einordnen. So wurde seine Musik beispielsweise schon als „Blue Wave“,[1] „Slacker Rock“[2] oder von DeMarco selbst als „Jizz Jazz“[3] beschrieben. Zu seinen Vorbildern gehören unter anderem Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Jonathan Richman und Shuggie Otis.[4]

DeMarco spielt sämtliche Instrumente (Gitarre, Bass, Schlagzeug, Keyboard, Perkussion) auf seinen Alben selber ein, auf Konzerten wird er von einer Band bestehend aus Andrew Charles White (Gitarre), Jon Lent (Bass), Alec Meen (Keyboard) und Joe McMurray (Schlagzeug) begleitet, die auch Hintergrundgesang beisteuert.

DeMarco lebte mit seiner Lebensgefährtin in New York[5], bis sie im August 2016 gemeinsam nach Los Angeles gezogen sind.[6]

Diskografie

Chartplatzierungen
Erklärung der Daten
Alben[7]
Salad Days
 UK9012.04.2014(1 Wo.)
 US3019.04.2014(1 Wo.)
Another One
 CA1117.08.2015(1 Wo.)
 UK2424.08.2015(1 Wo.)
 US2529.08.2015(2 Wo.)
This Old Dog
 CA2727.05.2017(2 Wo.)
 UK2118.05.2017(2 Wo.)
 US2927.05.2017(2 Wo.)
Here Comes the Cowboy
 CA1720.05.2019(1 Wo.)
 CH5819.05.2019(1 Wo.)
 UK2323.05.2019(1 Wo.)
 US1025.05.2019(1 Wo.)
Mac DeMarco 2014 in Cambridge

Studioalben

  • 2012: 2
  • 2014: Salad Days
  • 2017: This Old Dog
  • 2019: Here Comes the Cowboy

EPs

  • 2012: Rock and Roll Night Club
  • 2015: Another One

Livealben

  • 2013: Live at Russian Recording
  • 2013: Live and Acoustic Vol. 1

Singles

  • 2012: Only You
  • 2012: My Kind of Woman (UK:SilberSilber, US:PlatinPlatin)[8]
  • 2013: Young Blood
  • 2014: Chamber of Reflection (UK:SilberSilber, US:PlatinPlatin)
  • 2014: Salad Days (US:GoldGold)
  • 2017: My Old Man
  • 2017: This Old Dog
  • 2017: On the Level
  • 2017: One More Love Song
  • 2019: Nobody
  • 2019: All of Our Yesterdays

Digitale Veröffentlichungen

  • 2009: Heat Wave (mit Makeout Videotape)
  • 2010: Eating Like a Kid (mit Makeout Videotape)
  • 2010: Ying Yang (mit Makeout Videotape)
  • 2010: Bossa Yeye (mit Makeout Videotape)
  • 2010: Eyeballing (mit Makeout Videotape)
  • 2013: 2 Demos
  • 2014: Salad Days Demos
  • 2015: Some Other Ones

Sonstige

Quellen

  1. Album Review: Mac DeMarco – 2 (Blue Wave). Abgerufen am 6. August 2016.
  2. Mac DeMarco's new record shines with its Montreal roots. Abgerufen am 6. August 2016.
  3. Mac DeMarco. Abgerufen am 6. August 2016.
  4. Mac DeMarco auf pitchfork.com, abgerufen am 27. August 2017
  5. Return of the Mac: Tour Mac DeMarco's Brooklyn Apartment auf rollingstone.com, 6. Juni 2014, abgerufen am 27. August 2017
  6. Nathan Pemberton: A Look Inside Musician Mac DeMarco's Los Angeles House. In: W Magazine. (wmagazine.com [abgerufen am 9. November 2017]).
  7. Chartquellen: Kanada Schweiz UK US
  8. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK US

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