After a (somewhat) long hiatus, Soundcheque Mondays is back! Missed out on the first generation of posts? See below to get caught up!
It's been a busy couple months around the Color office, and we've all pretty much caught summer fever right now - I just got back from a 5-day roadtrip around southeastern Oregon with some Portland buds... best trip! We hit every swimming hole, desert town and thrift store we came across, and played every country road & honky tonk song we could find along the way. We ended up in Fossil, OR (pop. 470) for their annual bluegrass festival & vintage car rally, where there's four churches off Main St. and everything's still closed on Sundays. We were pretty much the only ones under 60, and felt like we were walking around the set of Footloose... which makes me think of the Mac Demarco Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans... which leads me to this week's post! See? All my long-winded stories do lead somewhere. Well, most of them, anyway.
rock n' roll nightclub
Mac Demarco stayed at my house once. That night he was so loud outside of my house that my neighbor, a gigantic Mexican dude, said if they didn’t quiet down he would shoot them. The next night we went to a bar and Mac told two morbidly obese girls that he was in town playing bass for his band Broken Social Scene. They got his number and he got theirs, and later on, back at the house, he decided to call them. But before he called them he hooked his phone into our P.A. system. When the girls answered the phone Mac immediately jumped into conversation about how he wanted to “eat their assholes” while the whole room listened in on their reply of mindless giggling. Rock n’ Roll nightclub is a departure in sound from Mac’s last band Make Out Videotape, but not a departure from Mac’s overall mindset and attitude. Also, look for this album in its cassette tape life via Green Burrito. Holla atchay boi!
—Justin Gradin, Color 10.2
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!