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Mac DeMarco Shares Strange Animated Video for “Here Comes the Cowboy”

Here Comes the Cowboy Out Now via Mac’s Record Label

May 10, 2019
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Mac DeMarco has released a new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, today on Mac's Record Label (you can stream it here). Now he has shared a truly strange animated video for the album's opening track (and title track), "Here Comes the Cowboy." There's not much to the song, with DeMarco mainly repeating its title over and over again, but the weird video is worth a look. It has nothing to do with cowboys; instead an alien looking creature, who may be sick or dying, is sent out to sea with a golden microphone by other alien looking life-forms, including one who looks like Jim Carrey in The Mask. Who knows what it all means? Cole Kush directed the clip, which was animated by Kush, Denus Goo, and Laura Pumphrey. Watch it below. Also below are DeMarco's upcoming tour dates.

Previously DeMarco shared a video for the album's first single, "Nobody." Then he shared the audio for its second single, "All of Our Yesterdays." Then he shared another song from the album, "On the Square," via a bizarre and unsetting video for the song that has a bit of a David Lynch vibe.

He also stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "All of Our Yesterdays." A week later The Tonight Show shared a video of DeMarco covering Feist's "One Evening" (from her 2004 album Let It Die) backstage with his band.

DeMarco wrote, tracked, and mixed Here Comes the Cowboy at his Jizz Jazz Studios in Los Angeles "during the first two weeks of an exceptionally rainy January, 2019." DeMarco played almost every instrument on the album, except from some keyboards here and there by touring member Alec Meen. Joe Santarpia shares engineering and mixing duties with DeMarco.
 
The album cover features "a rusty old grinning pin" that "was purchased from a man in the mountains somewhere in the Nantahala National Forest between Chattanooga, TN and Asheville, NC."

DeMarco had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "This one is my cowboy record. Cowboy is a term of endearment to me, I use it often when referring to people in my life. Where I grew up there are many people that sincerely wear cowboy hats and do cowboy activities. These aren't the people I'm referring to."

DeMarco's last album, This Old Dog, came out in 2017. Read our review of This Old Dog.

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

Fri. May 10 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat. May 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo - SOLD OUT
Sun. May 12 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Mon. May 13 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Wed. May 15 - Blue Lake, CA @ Blue Lake Casino
Thu. May 16 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades - SOLD OUT
Sat. May 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sun. May 19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Mon. May 20 - Big Sur, CA @ The Henry Miller Library
Tue. May 21 - Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort - SOLD OUT
Wed. May 22 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Expo Center at Madonna Inn - SOLD OUT
Thu. May 30 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 1 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Sun. June 2 - London, UK @ All Points East Festival
Tue. June 11 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center w/ Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Wed. June 12 - Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory w/ Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals
Fri. June 14 - Austin, TX @ Long Center Lawn Amphitheater
Sun. June 16 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Wed. June 26 - Glasgow, UK @ Kelvingrove Bandstand - SOLD OUT
Thu. June 27 - Halifax, UK @ Halifax Piece Hall
Sat. June 29 - Margate, UK @ Dreamland
Sun. June 30 -  Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
Tue. July 2 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. July 3 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Thu. July 4 - Stockholm, SE @ München Brewery
Sat. July 6 - Herouville-Saint-Clair, FR @ Festival Beauregard
Mon. July 8 - Milan, IT@ Magnolia
Tue. July 9 - Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
Wed. July 10 - Lyon, FR @ Les Nuits de Fourvière
Fri. July 12 - Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival
Sun. July 14 - Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
Sun. Aug. 4 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
Tue. Aug. 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Fri. Sept. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Fri. Sept. 20 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Sat. Sept. 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)
Sun. Sept. 22 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre Boston
Tue. Sept. 24 - Toronto, ON @ Woodbine Park
Thu. Sept. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Fri. Sept. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
Sat. Sept. 28 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre - SOLD OUT
Sun. Sept. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Tue. Oct. 1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Wed. Oct. 2 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Thu. Oct. 3 - East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
Fri. Oct. 4 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Sun. Oct. 6 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed. Nov. 6 - Sat. Nov. 9 - Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
Sat. Nov. 9 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
Sun. Nov. 10 - Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Mon. Nov. 11 - Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Wed. Nov. 13 - Brussels, BE @ AB Main Hall
Fri. Nov. 15 - Paris, FR @ Zenith
Sat. Nov. 16 - Rennes, FR @ Liberté
Sun. Nov. 17 - Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Tue. Nov. 19 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

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