Mac DeMarco Dresses Up as Mozart, Smokes, and Gets Slimed in 'Dreamin' Video

He's packing up his Viceroys and going on tour

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Marc Hogan

Mac DeMarco's second album for the Captured Tracks label, last year's unhelpfully titled 2, was just the type of head-scratching yet slyly rewarding record that tends to take time to reveal itself, but it's well worth the effort. DeMarco's trickster persona is on full display in the video for "Dreamin," one of many tangled, mellow rock songs on the album that could carry that name. As he sings about (literally) a dream girl, with the sweetest of Everly Brothers-descended melodies, it's unclear how seriously to take him. The video, in which he dresses up in a Mozart wig, smokes his beloved Viceroys, and gets slimed Nickelodeon-style, offers one suggestion, but the music's no joke. Jason Harvey, who directed DeMarco's computer-animated "Rock and Roll Night Club" video, is at the helm again here.

Mac DeMarco tour dates:
February 1 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
February 2 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
February 28 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs &
March 2 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase +
March 3 - Waltham, MA @ Brandeis University +
March 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
March 5 - Washington DC @ DC 9 +
March 6 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook +
March 7 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover +
March 8 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 +
March 10 - Denton, TX @ 35 Denton Festival+
March 11 - McAllen TX @ GALAX Z FAIR II Festival
March 12-March 16 - Austin TX @ SXSW
March 17 - Norman, OK @ Opolis +
March 18 - Lawrence, TX @ Replay Lounge +
March 19 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill +
March 20 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon +
March 21 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle +
March 22 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Festival
March 23 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Festival
March 24 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa

* Ty Segall, Ex-Cult
+ Calvin Love

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