photo by Julia Reihs
Mac Demarco seemingly doesn’t have a care in the world. Here Comes the Cowboy, his latest release into the ether, delivers more of his signature mellow slacker songs as he grapples with the prophetic figure of the Cowboy in everyday life. On this release, however, his songs become more sparse and open – signaling that he has no qualms of what he’s here to say. It’s working, as Here Comes the Cowboy became the highest charting album of his career in the U.S. and topped both the alternative and folk Billboard charts in a strange dual categorization that nods itself to the universality of his music.
Now that Demarco has become more of a household name, at least in the indie-alt scene- he’s started his own record label- fittingly titled Mac’s Record Label and is embarking on his first solo tour. A stop in Studio 1A ahead of his show at The Long Center with his hometown friend and fellow band member Alec Meen accompanying on our Steinway highlighted his tongue in cheek performance style. Doing vocal runs to warm up for his tenor crooning and admitting his “poor lifestyle choices” that make performing at noon a little bit difficult, Demarco never fails to put a smirk on your face.
–Claire Hardwick, KUTX Intern
Host: Jody Denberg
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Julia Riehs, Giulia Hjort
Edit: Luis Perales, Giulia Hjort