During an interview for an upcoming episode of Kreative Kontrol, Mac DeMarco discussed plans to make more records beyond his upcoming LP Salad Days (out April 1 via Captured Tracks), release a specialty line of mirrors, and what his recent photo with Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator was all about.
“This last year was crazy and I really wanted to get another album out sooner than this after 2,” DeMarco said, when asked about any special releases he might have up his sleeve for Record Store Day. “I think I’m going to do more EPs, do more recordings, hopefully make the tour schedule [less] crazy. As far as treats for Record Store Day, I’m not sure if we have anything in direct correlation for it but we do have all kinds of strange crap coming out with this album, so it should be kind of fun.”
When pressed to elaborate about this “strange crap,” DeMarco giddily revealed a possible idea.
“I’ll give you one treat. I’m not sure if this is going to happen—we’re trying pretty hard, me and the label—but you know those 70s style printed mirrors with the fancy frames? Like for the Grateful Dead—we’re trying to hook something like that up. Mac DeMarco coke mirrors; God bless it.”
DeMarco also explained what was up between him and Tyler, the Creator after a photo of the pair in front of a green screen circulated with minimal explanation.
“It was a very brief collaboration, not really anything that will show up on any kind of album or anything,” he said. “A little bit of movie shooting—the guy does have a TV show after all. It’s just going to be a short thing but probably extremely offensive so we’ll see how that turns out.”
Apparently DeMarco connected with the Odd Future figurehead when a mutual friend who goes by “Chas” and lives in Toronto asked Tyler to check out DeMarco’s music.
“He’s like my number one fan or whatever,” DeMarco explained. “Chas actually has a Mac tattoo now; I gave him a tattoo of my name. Any way, he showed Tyler my stuff at some point and then Tyler started tweeting at me. The people who do my press also do Odd Future’s press and when I was in L.A., they were like, ‘Tyler wants to meet up,’ and I was like, ‘Ok, sure.’ I’d already sent him pictures of my naked penis and stuff so I figured that meeting in the flesh was right around the corner.”
UPDATE: Here’s a photo of that “Mac” tattoo courtesy of Chas