In 2015, Mac DeMarco was living in Far Rockaway in the shadow of JFK airport. He hadn’t yet properly crossed over to the mainstream, but in the indie world in which he operated, he’d become something of a slacker icon. DeMarco says he named the album Here Comes the Cowboy because he liked using the word cowboy as a nickname or term of endearment, which, like many things in the Mac DeMarco universe, is half inside joke, half inadvertent trendsetting. His music evolves in inches: he iterates on the same sound but tweaks it subtly with every release. Lyrics become more direct. Ideas become simplified.
Mac DeMarco has announced a new album, Here Comes the Cowboy. It’s out May 10 and will mark the debut release on Mac’s Record Label. This one is my cowboy record, Mac said in a statement. Last year, Mitski released an album called Be The Cowboy featuring a single called Nobody. According to his representative, Mac never listened to Mitski’s album and learned about her album and song title only after determining his own album title and single.
On his fourth album, Here Comes the Cowboy, DeMarco keeps it weirder and more mellow than ever. Take the title track, which started as a twangy guitar part that tumbled out when he was messing around in his garage last year. Next came a phrase that he repeated like a mantra: Here comes the cowboy. I think I was in a confused, exhausted state, recalls DeMarco, 29. But it’s got some strange magnetism. He was on a short break from the road at the time, stealing a few days between the lengthy full-band tour for his 2017 LP This Old Dog and a more intimate solo jaunt
A new album from Mac DeMarco is slated for release this Spring. Entitled Here Comes the Cowboy, the 13-track LP marks DeMarco’s fourth full-length to date and serves as the follow-up to 2017’s This Old Dog. A release date has been set for May 10th via DeMarco’s Record Label. Here Comes The Cowboy was written, tracked, and mixed at DeMarco’s Jizz Jazz Studios in Los Angeles during the first two weeks of an exceptionally rainy January, 2019, according to a press release. Nearly every instrument on the album was played by DeMarco, aside from keyboards on select tracks by touring member and close.
Here Comes the Cowboy. supported by. Dominik . IdK Mac, some sweet moments but. Before you ancients out there scoff at the premise of a twenty-something rock-and-roll goofball calling himself an old- anything, consider this: said perpetrator has spent the better part of his time writing, recording, and releasing an album of his own music pretty much every calendar flip. This Old Dog makes for his fifth in just over half a decade - bringing the total to 3 LPs and 2 EP. .
Here Comes The Cowboy was written, tracked and mixed at DeMarco’s Jizz Jazz Studios in Los Angeles during the first two weeks of an exceptionally rainy January, 2019. Nearly every instrument on the album was played by DeMarco, aside from keyboards on select tracks by touring member and close friend Alec Meen. Traveling sound engineer, Joe Santarpia, helped shape the record, sharing engineering and mixing duties with DeMarco.
The end result is the kind of unique album that only results from someone who has spent a career staying true to themselves, playing every instrument, writing every song, adopting a singular fashion stance, and even opening their own record label. This album is a reflection of that growth, and hopefully a promise for more of the same.
This record’s slower pace won’t be for everybody, just as unassuming previous album ‘This Old Dog’ wasn’t, but, should you let it, this record will transport you somewhere calm and reflective. At a time of great chaos, that sure sounds good to me. The Big Read – The Chemical Brothers: Dance music has always been the sound of Glastonbury.
|A1||Here Comes The Cowboy|
|A4||Little Dogs March|
|B1||Heart To Heart|
|B3||On The Square|
|B4||All Of Our Yesterdays|
|B6||Baby Bye Bye|
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