Mac DeMarco covers Angel Olsen

Mac DeMarco plays a surprisingly sincere cover of Angel Olsen’s “Lights Out”

Nothing like his usual piss-take covers, Mac's acoustic version is clear-eyed and stunning.

- Sep 3, 2014

Mac DeMarco loves to debut new music inconspicuously in acoustic radio sessions. Maybe it's because it's a chance to let his irony-laden guard down. He first announced Salad Days on Edmonton radio, and now he's used an appearance on a podcast called A Pint of Cacophony to cover modern troubadour Angel Olsen. Where Mac's covers are usually off the cuff piss-takes of bands like BTO, Limp Bizkit and Metallica, his tongue is farther from his cheek than you usually see in a DeMarco live appearance. Instead, his take on "Lights Out" is surprisingly sincere, and, save for the occasional "oops" and mouth-sung guitar part, almost as breathtaking as the original slow-burner.

Mac DeMarco's Salad Days is out now via Captured Tracks. It was a Chart Attack STAFF PICK.
Mac Demarco- Lights Out (Angel Olsen Cover)- Live on A Pint of Cacophony

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