Notion Festival Guide ’17
Mac DeMarco was made for festival season. Commanding a legion of teenage fans, his lackadaisical songs and down to earth attitude make for the ideal soundtrack to a weekend of good-natured debauchery. Whether it’s the hazy hook of ‘Viceroy’ or burbling synths of ‘My Old Man’, there’s a barely song in DeMarco’s back-catalogue that wouldn’t sound better lying in the grass with the sun beating down on your face.
On his new album This Old Dog, written between his new home in LA and his old one in New York, DeMarco stripped his sound back, his lyrics delving further into his personal life than ever before. The critics said it the sound of a new mature Mac. He wasn’t so sure. For his Notion Festival Guide cover, we finally find out who the real Mac DeMarco is, learned about his weirdest fan encounters and discovered why playing live has become more like Halloween than real life.