Here Comes The Cowboy is out now via Mac’s Record Label / Spunk Records / Caroline Australia
Mac DeMarco has announced a return to Australia and New Zealand in January 2020 for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO, a summer headline tour that brings the Mac spirit to audiences down under, on his biggest-ever headline run.
Mac has invited his friends, West Australian psych-rockers Pond and “Neo-Kawaii” bubblegum punks CHAI from Japan, to join him on this magical mystery journey down the East Coast. WA punk outfit Cold Meat will open the show in Perth.
Beginning on Wednesday 8 January at Auckland’s Town Hall, Mac will take the stage at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday 10 January, Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday 11 January, and Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 15 January, before closing the tour on Saturday 18 January at Red Hill in Perth.
Tickets for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO are on sale at 11am Thursday 1 August 2019. For pre-sale access, sign up to the Penny Drop newsletter at pennydrop.com.au
Mac DeMarco’s fourth album Here Comes The Cowboy was described as his “masterpiece” (Q magazine) upon its release in May. Written, recorded and mixed at his Los Angeles studio, it was the debut release on the eponymous Mac’s Record Label, and released via Spunk Records / Caroline Australia.
Known for his on-stage antics and rowdy performance persona, Mac last played sold out East Coast dates alongside his sets at Laneway Festival in 2018.
The Canadian-born artist has always taken a more contemplative approach to songwriting, and on Here Comes The Cowboy he’s at his thoughtful and introspective best.
STREAM “Here Comes The Cowboy” HERE!
1.Here Comes The Cowboy
3. Finally Alone
4. Little Dogs March
6. Choo Choo
8. Heart to Heart
9. Hey Cowgirl
10. On the Square
11. All of Our Yesterdays
12. Skyless Moon
13. Baby Bye Bye
HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO
JANUARY 2020 TOUR DATES
With friends Pond (all Australian dates)
CHAI (East Coast dates only)
Cold Meat (Perth only)
Presented by Penny Drop and Chugg Entertainment
Friday 10 January – Hordern Pavilion (All ages)
Saturday 11 January – Festival Hall (Lic 18+ & AA available)
Wednesday 15 January – Fortitude Music Hall (18+)
Saturday 18 January – Red Hill Auditorium (All ages)
* On sale at 11am Thursday 1 August 2019 *
“ condenses his recording aesthetic of 1970s AM pop radio melodies at half speed, gorgeous key changes, psychedelic twang, and sweetly disconsolate snapshots of relationships.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“13 tracks of absolute quality”– Herald Sun★★★★
“Mac’s masterpiece” – Q magazine
“An album that’s braver, weirder and richer than most of his more sensible and brand-conscious peers could ever manage” – Uncut: 8/10
“The slacker hero slows things down on his fourth full-length album, finding catharsis in gentle instrumentation and thoughtful lyrics” – NME ★★★★
“Mac DeMarco’s “jizz jazz” continues to hit the sonic sweet spots” – MOJO ★★★★
“Here Comes The Cowboy is DeMarco coming to terms with where his career has taken him while earnestly reflecting on what is important to him in life.” – STACK Magazine
“Displaying his maturity as a songwriter” – Happy Mag
“Brims with lush, languid self-reflections” – Record Collector ★★★★