Mac DeMarco Posts Spoof Video for Field Day 2015 Appearance
He may not be giving Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest or the cast of Monty Python a run for their money, but Mac DeMarco nevertheless got in touch with his comedic side in a homemade video he filmed to promote his upcoming appearance at this summer's Field Day festival in London.
The video, which was posted today (March 27) on the official Field Day YouTube channel, shows the Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter in overalls and cokebottle glasses bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Bubbles character from the Canadian TV series Trailer Park Boys.
For about 40 seconds, DeMarco rocks a riff that falls somewhere between Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight," Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart," and Aerosmith's "Let the Music Do the Talking." DeMarco grunts "See you next year at Field Day" and then addresses the audience in a mock English accent with "'Ello Chaps, see you at Field Day, roight." The video continues DeMarco's streak of offbeat videos to promote festival appearances.
The eclectic festival returns to Victoria Park in London's East End on June 6-7 with a lineup that features Ride, Patti Smith, Savages, FKA Twigs, Run the Jewels, Tune-Yards, Caribou, My Brightest Diamond, Django Django, a DJ set by Madlib and a slew of others.
No telling whether the typically reserved DeMarco, who describes his music as "jizz jazz," will be busting out some more comic moves during his set, but -- in another surreal twist -- the festival's homepage features a campaign to get Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to appear with Run The Jewels.
His latest album, Salad Days, came out last year on indie imprint Captured Tracks, which is also the label behind DeMarco's subscription 7-inch series.