Artist in profile: Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco's music has been described as everything from "glittering guitar pop" (One for the People) to "hypnotic jangle-pop" (Pitchfork) and "svelte and sexy rock n roll" (The Panic Manual); but however you describe his sound one thing is certain: buzz is building about the release of the 22-year-old's first proper full length LP, 2.

Canadian Mac DeMarco, formerly the front man of indie two piece Makeout Videotape, released his first debut 12", Rock and Roll Nightclub, in January 2012 and is currently signed to Captured Tracks.

Why the buzz?
Part of the buzz surrounding Mac DeMarco relates to his eclectic musical style. Blending infectious indie guitar with brooding rock rhythms and solid song craft, DeMarco's sound has been likened to Ariel Pink by blog Yvynyl, while Lost Lost Lost draws parallels between DeMarco and the Spectrals; 405 described him as a "post-garage revivalist" and Hearing Gold thinks of DeMarco as a "a slow slime-rocker." His latest singles from 2, "Freaking Out The Neighborhood" and "My Kind Of Woman," have won the praise of numerous music bloggers, praise that has frequently pushed him into the top ten on the Hype Machine's aggregated chart of most blogged artists.

What to listen to?
Mac DeMarco's first full-length LP, 2, is due out October 16 via Captured Tracks. Stream "Freaking Out The Neighborhood" at and "My Kind Of Woman" at

Where to see?
Mac DeMarco is touring North America through October 11. Tour dates can be found at

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