Mac DeMarco is a Vancouver singer/songwriter, by way of Edmonton, who traffics in strange indie pop that nestles somewhere in between Girls and Ariel Pink. His self proclaimed “jizz jazz” style mixes references to occult, nudity and social satire into a fuzzy, garage rock influenced pop sound that has been the driving force of the Pacific Northwest for the last few years. Watch the artsy, NSFW video for “Only You” below.
For those of you living in NYC, go check him out tonight at the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg.
We’ll conclude the week with another banger from a group with a strong female presence. Just like St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs and Yukimi from Little Dragon, the vocals sung by Dirty Projectors‘ Amber Coffman on “Stillness Is The Move” are heavily influenced by 90′s R&B. Even the beat is distinctly influenced by R&B and Hip-Hop from the 90′s, but when juxtaposed with Dave Longstreth’s inventive West African tinged guitar riff the result is shockingly strange yet mesmerizing. When Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne, is your #1 fan you know you’ve stumbled upon something brilliant. Former members include Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig of current Vampire Weekend fame.
The band recently announced they’ll be touring the U.S. this summer, with dates in 33 cities. See the dates here.