2 by Mac DeMarco
2 by Mac Demarco. Released in 2012 by Captured Tracks Records. Buy the album in store or online now from the LP Cafe.
2 is the debut full-length studio album by Canadian musician Mac DeMarco. It was recorded in June and released in October 2012 on the Captured Tracks label.
The album contains a single acoustic track, “Still Together”, which features DeMarco using falsetto singing in the chorus. The opener, “Cooking Up Something Good”, uses a song structure where a catchy verse transitions to a “blindsiding” darker chorus. “Robson Girl” also juxtaposes a “sweet” verse with a guitar-shredding chorus.
Lyrically, DeMarco covers growing up in suburbia, failed love and family secrets, the last featuring heavily in “Cooking Up Something Good”. “Ode to Viceroy” is a tribute to the singer’s favourite brand of cigarettes. DeMarco is apologizing to his mother in “Freaking Out the Neighbourhood”, and trying to convince a girl to leave town with him in “The Stars Keep on Calling My Name”.
- Cooking Up Something Good
- Freaking Out the Neighbourhood
- Ode to Viceroy
- Robson Girl
- The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
- My Kind of Woman
- Boe Zaah
- Still Together