He is undoubtably one of the greatest artists of the 21st Century, so far. Lo-fi indie rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist McBriare Samuel Lanyon “Mac” DeMarco, thankfully Mac DeMarco for short. Salad Days is his second full-length studio album, which he recorded in his Brooklyn apartment at the end of a busy tour. It was gifted to the world in 2014.
The first and title track Salad Days kicks off into an upbeat yet melancholic state. You can already feel that New York sun shining into his living room. The jangly guitars of Blue Boy lead us perfectly into the single Let Her Go, before the more contemplative Treat Her Better and Chamber Of Reflection. The song titles say enough before you even read the lyrics, and DeMarco seems to be living in a moment of contemplation with little regard for the future.
Every song on the album feels complete and the sounds are consistent throughout. Reflective, melancholic yet perfect on a sunny day. He can do no wrong.