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Approved: Mac Demarco – Still Together (live at Primavera Sound 2013)

By | Published on Thursday 30 May 2013

Mac DeMarco

I’ve waited way, way too long to catch Mac Demarco live and now, in the wake of this year’s Primavera Sound, I can finally say I have… twice. Admittedly, the two times I saw Demarco and his band play at the festival – the first at the site and one at a free post-fiesta show at Barcelona’s leafy green Parc Del Ciutadella – the setlists were near identical replicas, but when the first was so great, to have it repeated all over again was no bad thing, if only because Mac said “very sessy” a lot.

Appearing pretty wild-eyed and spent at the end of 40-odd back-to-back shows, Demarco was still a pro and always with it, winningly debonair in a ‘deviant lorry driver’ kind of way. In the Primavera clip I’ve chosen (or rather, taken off YouTube), he’s playing his tender set finale, ‘Still Together’, as features on last year’s lastingly likeable ‘2’ LP. It’s a serenade to his one and only real-life sweetheart Kiki, who was at Primavera (looking embarrassed and/or pleased) as he sang, and did this, to her.

So anyway, and with a less basic Primavera appraisal on its way soon, here’s a slightly wobbly ‘Still Together’ live performance, the original 2011 taping of which you can also hear via this link.