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Rock and Roll Night Club
Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
Recorded2011
StudioJizz Jazz Studios
(Montréal, Quebec)[1]
Genre
Length26:51
LabelCaptured Tracks
ProducerMac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco chronology
Rock and Roll Night Club
(2012)
2
(2012)

Rock and Roll Night Club is Canadian recording artist Mac DeMarco's debut mini-LP. It was recorded in 2012 in DeMarco's Montréal-based studio Jizz Jazz Studios and released through Captured Tracks on March 13, 2012.

Composition

Rock and Roll Night Club combines elements of American soul, chopped and screwed music, glam rock, 1950s rock and roll, garage rock, new wave and Captured Tracks' signature jangle guitar pop sound.[3][4][5][6] Pitchfork's Evan Minsker opined that, lyrically, "it's probably safe to assume that at least 80% of Night Club is laced with a meta joke that nobody's in on except DeMarco,"[2] and No Ripcord described his performance on the record as resembling a "hopelessly romantic swinger."[4] DeMarco himself said Rock And Roll Night Club was a joke as well, saying that he was being "intentionally sketchy" in making what Elliot Sharp of the official site for Red Bull described as "over-the-top", "conceptual", "kooky", and overall "a trashy, sleazy rock album that celebrated rock's trashy, sleazy core."[5]

Rock and Roll Night Club garnered several comparisons to the works of Ariel Pink (left) and Lou Reed (right).[7][4][8]

DeMarco's vocals on the first rough half of Rock and Roll Night Club were analyzed to be an impersonation of Elvis Presley.[8][5] The first two songs, which No Ripcord compared to Charlie Feathers, "are both written in the point of view of a heartthrob whose eyes are dead set on his girl, whether he wants to play games with her, have an intimate night, or even make mental annotations on her country girl style."[4] The Peter Sagar co-written[1] "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" was called by Allmusic's Fred Thomas a "weird denim-fetish anthem", containing clean guitars and muffled drums in its instrumentation.[7] The exact same vocal melody and soft singing is later brought into "One More Tear to Cry", which Thomas analogized as a Lou Reed song produced by Ariel Pink, and then [7] "European Vegas", a song in which DeMarco "pleas his baby to stay one more night while a jangly chord chimes in with a dash of sorrow," according to No Ripcord.[4] "Vegas" likewise reflects "One More Tear"'s use of slight variations of the same melody as the previous tracks.[7] Thomas opined that "instead of being an annoyingly repetitive conceptual misfire, the identical melodies work in DeMarco's homespun glam thug sonnets in an if-it-ain't-broke kinda way, lending different shades of the same color to their respective songs."[7] However, a new melody is introduced on "She's Really All I Need", a track which was lyrically compared by Loud and Quiet to Pavement.[8] and instrumentally containing wobbly guitar riffs and "beachy" percussion, as well as the absence of DeMarco's distorted vocals.[7]

Some say "Moving Like Mike" is about Brooklyn Based Video Editor "Doc" Mike Kutsch, but it is most likely an out-of-key "dork-fest ode" to Michael Jackson that restores the overall vibe of the LP, after the "She's Really All I Need"-induced departure.[7] The album's standard track list is closed with the Lou Reed-style funk song "I'm a Man",[8] Initially titled "Eyeballs", DeMarco said he was trying to write about a man's lifestyle in Montréal with the song.[9] The bonus track "Only You", lifted from the Makeout Videotape album Ying Yang was described by Thomas as near towards a modern take on indie rock, and sounding like a worn-out cassette demo recorded by the band Deerhunter around the time of their third studio album Microcastle.[7] The song forms a Duane Eddy-esque twangy guitar line into a "garage stomp" by the time its "dark, seductive chorus" comes in.[4] Minsker describes the two bonus tracks, "Only You" and "Me & Mine", as the "biggest surprise" of the album, comparing the two tracks to Real Estate and emphasizing the contrast of these two songs with the rest of the album. However, Minsker later resolved that there is a relatively small difference between the "goofy creep" who sings about "the boogie woogie woman lookin' my way" and the "straightforward crooner" who sings "I'm done crying over her."[2]

Recording

All of the tracks were recorded on a TASCAM 244 Portastudio 4 track cassette recorder except for one track, which was recorded on a Fostex VF-80. The recording took place in a Montréal apartment that Demarco and his girlfriend shared. The vocals and drums were all recorded with a Shure Beta 58A. The guitars and bass were all Direct input into the 244. The recording made extensive use of the 244's pitch control, Demarco described this to Tapeop Magazine: "I was trying to make a Ramones record... I thought, 'I'm going to do basic power chord riffs, I'm going to do solos, and I'm going to do it really fast.' It turned out I'm awful at it. When I slowed things down it was like, 'Ah, now I've got something'". Demarco also used a method of track summing to record more than the 4 track limit: "I learned to ping-pong the 4-track too, so I would do three tracks, bounce it to one, do another three, and hopefully the song would be done by then". Bouncing the tracks degraded the signal resulting in generation loss. This contributed to the sludgy lo-fi sound of the record and was partly inspired by the techniques of Joe Meek's I Hear a New World. Mixing was a challenge due to the limitations of the 244. For the guitars Demarco often turned the parametric equalizer up all the way and adjusted the gain to remove the bass and provide a space for them in the mix. Extreme panning was also used to separate the channels. An Alesis MicroVerb 4 was used for effects on guitars and vocals.[10]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
The 4058/10[12]
AllMusic[7]
Beats Per Minute78%[3]
Loud and Quiet8/10[8]
No Ripcord7/10[4]
Pitchfork7.2÷10[2]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 79 based on 5 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[11] Fred Thomas of AllMusic opined: "Rock and Roll Night Club is a confusing record, but not a mess. On the contrary, it's so deeply calculated that the intentions and possible motivations of its songs are likely to be lost on most. This would be a problem if the good songs weren't so incredible and strange and the weak ones so immediately forgettable."[7]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Mac DeMarco, except where noted.

Standard edition[13][14]
No.TitleLength
1."Rock and Roll Night Club"3:10
2."(96.7 The Pipe)"0:34
3."Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" (DeMarco, Peter Sagar)3:33
4."One More Tear to Cry"4:04
5."European Vegas"3:17
6."(106.2 Breeze FM)"1:00
7."She's Really All I Need"3:03
8."Moving Like Mike"2:57
9."Me and Jon, Hanging On"2:41
10."I'm a Man"2:32
Total length:26:51
CD/Digital download bonus tracks[15][16][17]
No.TitleLength
11."Only You"2:58
12."Me & Mine"2:04
Total length:31:53

Personnel

Adapted from the liner notes.[1]

  • Mac DeMarco – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, composer
  • Maddy Glowicki – background vocals on "European Vegas"
  • Josh Bonati – mastering
  • Ryan McCardie – cover design, layout
  • Evan Prosofsky – cover photography
  • Peter Sagar – co-writing on "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans"

Release history

CountryDateFormatLabel
Germany,[18] United Kingdom,[19] United States[16]March 13, 2012Digital downloadCaptured Tracks
United StatesMarch 27, 2012CD,[13] LP[14]
GermanyMarch 30, 2012LP[20]
April 13, 2012 CD[21]
United KingdomOctober 22, 2012CD,[22] LP[23]

References

  1. ^ a b c Rock and Roll Night Club (Back cover). Mac DeMarco. United States: Captured Tracks. 2012. CT140.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Minsker, Evan (April 10, 2012). "Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Wolfson, David (April 19, 2012). "Album Review: Mac DeMarco – Rock and Roll Nightclub EP". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Rodriguez, Juan Edgardo (April 13, 2012). "Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club – Music Review". No Ripcord. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Sharp, Elliot (October 29, 2013). "2 Sketchy Days With Mac DeMarco". Red Bull. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Cam (April 3, 2012). "Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Thomas, Fred. "Rock and Roll Night Club – Mac DeMarco". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e Stubbs, Stuart (July 2012). "Mac Demarco – Rock'n'Roll Nightclub". Loud and Quiet. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "An Interview with Performing Artist Mac DeMarco". Seagate Technology. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ben Berke and Jay Mamana - Varispeed and Beyond". Tapeop. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Reviews for Rock and Roll Night Club by Mac DeMarco". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  12. ^ Joyce, Collin (March 14, 2012). "Mac DeMarco – Rock And Roll Night Club". The 405. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Rock & Roll Night Club". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Rock & Roll Night Club Vinyl". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  15. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club". iTunes Store. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Rock and Roll Night Club". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "Release "Rock and Roll Night Club" by Mac DeMarco - MusicBrainz". MusicBrainz. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  18. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club". Amazon.com (in German). Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  19. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  20. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club Ep [Vinyl Maxi-Single]". Amazon.com (in German). Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  21. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club Ep". Amazon.com (in German). Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  22. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  23. ^ "Rock and Roll Night Club [VINYL]". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.

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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 Montréal 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, 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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