Mac DeMarco // Salad Days

Category:  Music Reviews
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Mac DeMarco // Salad Days by Alex Bieler

Mac DeMarco

Salad Days

Captured Tracks

4 Stars

With a title like Salad Days, it’s not too surprising to discover just a few songs into the album that Mac DeMarco isn’t afraid to get a little weird. The 23-year-old musician likely wouldn’t be bothered by the perceptions of outsiders, however, as DeMarco is more interested in having a good time. But he does seem to have some worries of his own. Salad Days kicks off with a loose guitar hook that underscores DeMarco’s sleepily enunciated concerns about getting older. The album has the feel of a daydream, with DeMarco playing the part of the slacker that doesn’t want to be too concerned with anything. The results make for an at-times sloppy album, although that is part of the appeal of the man formerly known Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, as DeMarco embraces his slacker status. DeMarco’s committal to being chill may turn off some listeners, but his fans will find Salad Days rather appetizing. 

Tags: mac demarco

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 15
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

IN THIS ISSUE

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

The Playhouse has planned a weekend of festivities to celebrate their 100th anniversary. 

Fleet Foxes hasn’t really skipped a beat since their first record in 2011.

The Erie Reader's list of top 10 favorite releases from the year so far.

Thick Skin

The tragedy of Trump’s decisions