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Mac DeMarco channels Mitski (a bit, sort of) for new album

By | Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco has announced that he will release a new album, ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’ in May. The first release on his own label, Mac’s Record Label, which he announced last year, the first single from the album, ‘Nobody’, is out now.

“This one is my cowboy record”, says DeMarco of the album. “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”.

So, that’s nice isn’t it? But, maybe we should stop quoting the man and address the elephant in the room instead. You’ve possibly already noted that Mitski also released an album called ‘Be The Cowboy’ last year, the first single from which was also titled ‘Nobody’. Or maybe you’ve haven’t. That’s DeMarco’s story, at least.

A rep for DeMarco tells Pitchfork that he only learned of the similarities between his and Mitski’s album after he’d come up with the title and decided on the first single. Seemingly he didn’t think it was important enough to make any changes at that stage. Is Mitski angry though? No, why do you always want people to be angry? She thinks it’s funny.

“I’m 100% sure Mac and I just went fishing in the same part of the collective unconscious”, she tweeted. “Anyway thanks for the laugh, Mac! Happy release!”

“My god, why is everyone mad”, she later added. “I’m laughing!”

DeMarco will play UK shows following his album’s release, just like Mitski did, the big copycat. Here are the dates:

26 Jun: Glasgow, Kelvingrove Bandstand
27 Jun: Halifax, Piece Hall
29 Jun: Margate, Dreamland