Everybody loves Mac DeMarco.
The Canadian goofball has garnered quite the fanbase with a style of softly romantic, horizontal slacker-rock that makes you want to call in sick, pull up a fishing chair in the backyard and slowly get drunk while watching discount meat burn on a disposable barbecue. With his new album Salad Days dropping 31 March, Mac’s been a busy dude. And while we think he appreciated us breaking the monotony of the press grind with these silly questions, he seemed a little miffed that we’d woken him up at 11am.
What was your favourite cartoon when you were a kid?
Rocko’s Modern Life
Who’s your favourite member of Slipknot?
Oh fuck, I don’t think I know a single name. But I’ll go for Wes Borland as my favourite member of Limp Bizkit.
Do you support a sports team?
No. Well, I mean I guess The Oilers, I’m from Edmonton, so you’ve got to rep the local team. But they suck, and they’ve sucked for so long, so fuck ‘em.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Favourite root vegetable?
What’s the worst hotel you’ve ever slept in?
We stayed in this place in Eureka, California. And there were like these muscle shirt-wearing sketchy bald dudes who were outside our room all night, and they were checking out our van. There were all these smashed windows and shit. Yeah, just a shitty hotel.
And was the hygiene at a reasonable standard?
Ah man, if you wanna talk hygiene, shit, when you’re staying in like 30 dollar hotels, there’s never hot water, there’s blood on the bed sheets, they never replace those little hotel treats that you’ve become so accustomed to. It’s real fucked … but you’ve got to love it, you know?
What’s your favourite sitcom?
Wayne’s World or Bill & Ted?
What are you wearing?
I’m just lying under a big ass duvet in my tighty-whiteys, and I’ve got a big fucking boner.
If you were trying to seduce a potential lover, what music would you play?
Shit … you mean to get someone to bone me? I had a song in high school that I used for that – Go All The Way by the Raspberries. That was my like ‘what’s up baby?’ song. It’s pretty sexy.
Have you ever been arrested?
I can’t say, but it’s happened.
Have you ever taken acid?
Never have, actually.
If you could pick a surrogate grandparent, who would it be?
Michael Caine or Morgan Freeman. Or maybe both, that’d be the sweetest gay granddad couple.
What’s the furthest you’ve run in one go?
I used to do quite a bit of running when I was younger, I ran around a football field like four times. But, you know, then the smoking started.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?
I’m trying to think of anyone I’ve met who isn’t just bullshit indie famous. Umm … Sofia Coppola, she’s pretty fucking famous right?
Who do you stalk most frequently on social media?
Right now I’m stalking Angel Olsen.
Would you go for a beer with Kanye West?
Yeah definitely, that’d be sick.
What would you want written on your tombstone?
Maybe just a big ‘Peace Out’. Shit, I don’t fucking know!
Describe yourself in three words.
Big juicy daddy.
I guess you could have that on your tombstone…
That’d be a fucking sweet ass tombstone!
Rate these actors in order of how much you like them: Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Daniel-Day Lewis.
Instead I’m going to do that ‘fuck, marry or kill’ thing. I’d fuck Day-Lewis, because he’s sexy, and I think he’d be crazy in the sack. And I’d marry DeVito, because he’s cute and he’s so tiny. And yeah Glover, I’d just chuck him to the curb and say ‘get the fuck outta here Glover, you pussy!’
Salad Days is out now via Captured Tracks