Viceroy Vinyl $ 30.00
  • Retrospective Double LP collection including both 2 & 2 Demos as well as an 8 page booklet with new liner notes written by Mac.
  • Pressed on Tri-Color 'Viceroy' Vinyl
  • Limited to 5000 Units

Mac DeMarco’s debut full length, 2, released in 2012, cleaned up the songwriter’s warped take on soft rock and brought it to a broader audience. Given DeMarco’s affinity for keeping things lo-fi — 2 was the first time he’d bothered to record demos — it’s revealing to hear these songs in their most embryonic form. The performances here are a little looser and the sound a little hazier than on the actual LP, lending an atmosphere of dreamy vulnerability, especially to ballads like “Annie” and the Lennon-esque “Sherrill.”

 

It’s tough to say which DeMarco is preferable: the swooning clear-eyed baritone of the last two songs or the unsettling deep-voiced emoter of the first eight. Really, I’m a fan of both versions -- the goofy creep and the straightforward crooner.” – Pitchfork

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