Mac DeMarco Is a Lizard Man in Video for New Single "Nobody," First from His Forthcoming Album

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Mac DeMarco Is a Lizard Man in Video for New Single "Nobody," First from His Forthcoming Album

Mac DeMarco  is a weirdo through and through, and nothing solidifies it like the video for his lackadaisical new single “Nobody.” Looking like a jaundiced Voldemort or an extra from a particularly low-budget episode of Doctor Who, DeMarco puffs away on a cigar in a white cowboy hat as he sings, “I’m a preacher / A done decision / Another creature / that’s lost its vision.” Our biggest hope is that the young men aping DeMarco’s style with their baseball caps and cigarettes now start assembling their greasy lizard get-ups.

“Nobody” is the lead track off DeMarco’s fourth full-length record Here Comes The Cowboy, out on May 10. The titles of his forthcoming project and this latest track may have you thinking of Mitski (“Nobody” preceded her latest album Be The Cowboy), but the songs could not sound more different. DeMarco’s tune has none of the urgency of Mitski’s “Nobody”; like much of his slacker rock, it seems happy to simple be.

While his last album, 2017’s This Old Dog, focused on romantic themes, DeMarco said of his latest LP in a statement, “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,” he explained, “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 spent the first two weeks of January 2019 writing, mixing and tracking Here Comes The Cowboy at his Jizz Jazz Studios in Los Angeles. Other than the keyboard on certain songs played by DeMarco’s tourmate Alec Meen, the Canadian singer-songwriter plays every instrument heard on the forthcoming record. Sound engineer Joe Santarpia lent a hand engineering and mixing the album with DeMarco.

Watch the video (dir. DeMarco and Kiera McNally) for “Nobody” and check out DeMarco’s performance of “Ode to Viceroy” from the Paste archives below. Further down, explore DeMarco’s extended tour dates and the details of Here Comes The Cowboy.

Here Comes The Cowboy Album Art:

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Here Comes The Cowboy Tracklist:
01. Here Comes The Cowboy
02. Nobody
03. Finally Alone
04. Little Dogs March
05. Preoccupied
06. Choo Choo
07. K
08. Heart to Heart
09. Hey Cowgirl
10. On the Square
11. All of Our Yesterdays
12. Skyless Moon
13. Baby Bye Bye

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

April
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
13 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella 
20 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella 
27 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Something in the Water

May
07 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery – Outdoor Amphitheater Stage
10 – Portland, Ore. @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Sodo
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Sodo
13 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Sodo
15 – Blue Lake, Calif. @ Blue Lake Casino
16 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
20 – Big Sur, Calif. @ The Henry Miller Library
21 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Fernwood Resort
22 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ Expo Center at Madonna Inn
30 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

June
01 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret
02 – London, U.K. @ All Points East Festival
11 – Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center w/ Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
12 – Dallas, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory w/ Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals
14 – Austin, Texas @ Long Center Lawn Amphitheater
16 – Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo 
26 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Kelvingrove Bandstand
27 – Halifax, U.K. @ Halifax Piece Hall
29 – Margate, U.K. @ Dreamland
30 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

July
02 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
03 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
04 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchen Brewery
06 – Herouville-Saint-Clair, France @ Festival Beauregard
08 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
12 – Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens

August
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Prospect Park Bandshell

September
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre
20 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
21 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)
22 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre Boston
24 – Toronto, Ontario @ RBC Echo
26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
27 – Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple Theatre
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre

October
01 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
02 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
03 – East Moline, Ill. @ The Rust Belt
04 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
06 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

November
06-09 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
09 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA
10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
11 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle

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