close menu

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Ode To Viceroy”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2_r94MwW18?rel=0&w=615&h=346]

Before ever reading an interview with Mac DeMarco, I was absolutely-100-percent sure this dude was a Twin Peaks fiend. The Montreal native has totally got this whole weathered 90s Pacific Northwest look about him and the cover of his first EP features him seductively applying lipstick in what looks like an outtake of a Black Lodge scene.

When you hear the first coruscating tremolo of “Ode To Viceroy,” can’t you picture Audrey Horne sauntering provocatively and saying something like, “Isn’t it too dreamy?” Or maybe Bobby Briggs lighting up and slicking back his perpetually unshowered hair.

Given that the track is an ode to an increasingly rare and exceedingly shitty cigarette, I imagine DeMarco had the latter image in mind when he penned “Aw, honey, I’ll smoke you till I’m dyin’.” Sort of fatalistic, but DeMarco seems too groggy here to care about long-term consequences. Demarco’s album, 2, is out now via Captured Tracks.

Follow me on twitter! @MattGrosinger

ARROW's Stephen Amell Makes the AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Course Look Easy

ARROW's Stephen Amell Makes the AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Course Look Easy

article
THE DARK CRYSTAL Returns as New Netflix Series

THE DARK CRYSTAL Returns as New Netflix Series

article
THE FLASH Finally Made Its Best Decision with Caitlin Snow

THE FLASH Finally Made Its Best Decision with Caitlin Snow

article

Comments

  1. Aspen says:

    Ya learn somihteng new everyday. It’s true I guess!