Captured Tracks to continue celebrating 10-year anniversary with (not-so-much-anymore) mystery releases, label sampler, and CT-X showcase tour

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In case you were unaware, Captured Tracks — the Brooklyn imprint that gave the world Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, DIIV, and even a couple of bands that never played a show on Kent Avenue — is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

In fact, the revelry has been going on for quite a while at this point, and it’s now time to reveal the label’s final surprises: the two “mystery releases” that Captured Tracks alluded to earlier this year are: a DIIV 7-inch (with covers of “Cow” by Sparklehorse and Sandy Alex G’s “Icehead”) and a repress of Minks’ By the Hedge, back by popular demand! Both will drop on Black Friday, November 23.

The label is also readying an action-packed, two-part sampler compilation, out on a regular Friday, October 26. Volume 1 will include some of the better-known hits from Captured Tracks’ catalog, as well as a bunch of never-before-released songs from Mac DeMarco, Soft Moon, and others. Volume 2 will focus on the artists from the roster who might’ve not gotten their proper due yet, as well as some of the label’s freshest signees.

Speaking of noobs: Lina Tullgren, Wax Chattels, and Drahla, all of whom joined the CT family within the last two years or so, will get together for a celebratory CT-X tour: “a showcase for some of the artists who are collectively poised to define Captured Tracks in the years to come.” Sounds like something you’d definitely not want to miss if you’re a fan of the bands’ 2021, 2023, and 2037 LPs. The three will be on road between October 18 and November 9, playing in a different order every night.

Click here to learn more about CT-X from Captured Tracks’ founder himself, Mike Sniper; below, you can see the tracklisting of the sampler and the tour’s complete itinerary. But first, some obligatory CT-related media, courtesy of YouTube:

Captured Tracks 10-year Anniversary Sampler tracklisting:

Volume 1

01. Minks – Kusmi
02. Craft Spells – Ramona
03. COSMETICS – Sleepwalking
04. DIIV – Big Joke
05. Widowspeak – In the Pines
06. Mac DeMarco – Still Beating (Live)
07. Juan Wauters – Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
08. Chris Cohen – Caller No. 99
09. Beach Fossils – Distance
10. Wild Nothing – Paradise (Feat. Michelle Williams Spoken Word)
11. Blouse – They Always Fly Away
12. The Soft Moon – Origin – Exclusive Track
13. The Jameses – Caribou
14. Shitfather – Only a Shadow (Live Cleaners from Venus Cover)

Volume 2

01. Molly Burch – Try
02. Nic Hessler – Please Don’t Break Me
03. EZTV – Trampoline
04. Reptaliens – 29 Palms
05. Dinner – Un-American Woman
06. Holograms – ABC City
07. Perfect Pussy – Driver
08. Naomi Punk – Burned Body
09. B Boys – Energy
10. Wetdog – Lower Leg
11. MOURN – Otitis
12. Lina Tullgren – Asktell
13. Shitfather – Tin Birds (Live Blank Dogs Cover)

CT-X Tour Dates

10.18.18 – New York, NY -Elsewhere Zone 1
10.19.18 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
10.20.18 – Durham, NC – Pinhook
10.21.18 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10.22.18 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
10.23.18 – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Co.
10.24.18 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
10.26.18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space
10.27.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10.28.18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
10.30.18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10.31.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11.01.18 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
11.03.18 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
11.05.18 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
11.06.18 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
11.07.18 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch
11.08.18 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
11.09.18 – Boston, MA – Hassle Fest

Light in the Attic announces new vinyl and digital singles series, shares Mac DeMarco’s take on Haruomi Hosono’s “Honey Moon”

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Light in the Attic has been deep in the reissue game for some time, with stellar ambient/new age comp I Am The Center and its companion collection, The Microcosm, standing out among many, many others. Now, hot on the heels of releasing remastered vinyl editions of some of prolific Japanese composer Haruomi Hosono’s best works, LITA has a new single to coincide with their reissue campaign and continue celebrating Hosono’s legacy.

Hosono’s track “Honey Moon” has been faithfully covered by none other than Mac DeMarco, and he capably takes on the original’s Japanese lyrics to offer an effortlessly chill and laid-back interpretation. (I can only imagine “chill” and “laid back” will be etched onto Mac’s gravestone, much to his chagrin, and he’ll try to shake that “Jimmy Buffet for hipsters” vibe with an aggressive hardcore record in the not too distant future.)

Speaking of the not too distant future, the label of course intends to continue this covers series beyond DeMarco’s contribution. In their own words, “upcoming highlights from the covers series include acclaimed singer-songwriter Julie Byrne covering Nico, and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker making his own unique selection from the Light In The Attic archives.” Upcoming highlights, indeed! Stay tuned!

For now, though, “Honey Moon” is available for pre-order from Light in the Attic’s shop, or for streaming, which you’ll find below. Savor and enjoy those last bits of summer, and let Mac’s mellow take on Hosono’s tune flow from your speakers ad infinitum.

Mac DeMarco yawns and announces Mac’s Record Label, eases out onto first-ever solo tour

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He may not look it, but chill-out master Mac DeMarco is, IRL, a ruthless and savvy businessman.

The woozy troubadour has just announced that, after spending five laborious years cranking-out records on the salt mines of the Captured Tracks label, he’s officially going into business for his damn-self with the founding of his OWN damn record label: Mac’s Record Label. Diabolical!

“What’s the deal with that?” you ask? Welp…I’ll let Mr. Gordon Gekko himself explain:

Hi, it’s Mac. We’re starting a record label; it’s called “Mac’s Record Label.” My friend Jen who plays drums in The Courtneys gave me the name. Also there are more shows.

There you have it. The new label will be distributed globally by Caroline, but for more information beyond that, you’ll have to keep an eye on the Mac’s Record Label site, www.macsrecordlabel.com.

Meanwhile: as alluded-to in his profresh-ass press quote, Mac has also announced his first-ever solo tour, entitled “the Purple Bobcat Next to River Tour” for some reason. The jaunt will follow a European and UK tour, including “performances at some of the largest U.S. venues he’s ever played, including the Hollywood Palladium, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Central Park SummerStage, The Anthem in DC, and The Mann Center in Philadelphia.” Dude’s hit the BIG TIME, alright.

But lest you think that DeMarco The Mogul is in danger of losing touch with the common man: he’s also announced that he’ll be partnering with PLUS1 for both of his upcoming tours, with $1 from every ticket sold going to support “local Girls Rock Camps and their work empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and mentorship.” All dates — and the extremely intimidating logo for Mac’s Record Label — can be found below.


DeMarco a-go-go:

08.10.18 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08.11.18 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
08.22.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom ^
08.23.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom &
08.24.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom %
08.25.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium !
09.02.18 – Hamilton, Ontario – Raspberry Farms – Royal Botanical Gardens
09.02.18 – Hamilton, Ontario – Collective Arts Brewery – Raspberry Farms (DJ Set)
09.04.18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts $
09.05.18 – Washington, DC – The Anthem at The Wharf $
09.08.18 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
09.10.18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater @
10.07.18 – Memphis, TN – Mempho Music Festival
10.12.18 – Moscow, Russia – Arbat Hall ~
10.14.18 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Kosmonavt Club ~
10.17.18 – Riga, Latvia – Palladium Riga ~
10.18.18 – Vilnius, Lithuania – The Hall Compensa ~
10.19.18 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja ~
10.20.18 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja ~
10.21.18 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Atelier Babylon ~
10.22.18 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2 ~
10.23.18 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Gibson =
10.24.18 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik =
10.25.18 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Robert-Schuman-Saal =
10.26.18 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma =
10.29.18 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Limelight 1 =
10.30.18 – Manchester, England – Now Wave 10th Birthday – Victoria Warehouse ~ = “
10.31.18 – Southampton, England – This Old Bat – O2 Guildhall =
11.01.18 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11.03-04.18 – Long Beach, CA – Tropicalia Fest
11.12.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
11.13.18 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
11.14.18 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM Performance Lab
11.17.18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre
11.18.18 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
11.20.18 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
11.21.18 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
11.23.18 – Atlanta, GA – King Plow Art Center
11.24.18 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
11.25.18 – Jackson, MS – Hal and Mals
11.26.18 – New Orleans, LA – Music Box Village
11.28.18 – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre
11.29.18 – Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
11.30.18 – San Antonio, TX – The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza at the Tobin Center
12.03.18 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

^ Geneva Jacuzzi and Cola Boyyy
& Bane’s World and Cmon
% Cowgirl Clue
! Weyes Blood and Melanie Faye
$ Juan Wauters
@ Noname, The Free Nationals and DJ Jonathan Toubin
~ Aldous RH
= Jackie Cohen
” The Garden

Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis Headlining Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 2018

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If you’re tired of seeing the same artists on the festival circuit, Tropicália Music & Taco Fest might be for you. This year’s festival will take place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California on 11/3 and 11/4. The headliners include Morrissey, Cardi B, Mac Demarco, Mazzy Star (in their first US performance in … More »

Mac DeMarco Takes Japan With Guest Egg Shaker Post Malone

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Mac DeMarcoMac Demarco and Post Malone are the chillers of the music world. And also the bums. I’ve been dreaming of this pairing ever since I came across that Twitter photo of them together last year at YouTuber Hila Klein’s birthday party. The two dirtbag kings seem to be genuinely friendly with each other, … More »

Mac DeMarco – “Honey Moon” (Haruomi Hosono Cover)

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Mac DemarcoAs of late, Mac DeMarco has been livestreaming his studio sessions on a secret YouTube channel called CAM TONY. Most of the videos just consist of absent-minded noodling or segments of partial songs not quite whole, but occasionally he’ll play something that’s a little more fully-formed. A couple days ago, he performed a … More »

Logic Just Got Mac DeMarco & Toro Y Moi Tattoos, Tame Impala Next

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LogicLogic, the woke and nerdy Maryland rapper who claims one of the most fervently devoted audiences in hip-hop and the clout to get Adult Swim icons Rick & Morty on his album, is apparently a big fan of druggy, chilled-out indie-rock festival staples. He’s such a big fan, in fact, that he’s covering his body … More »

Neil & Liam Finn – “Back To Life” Video (Feat. Mac DeMarco, Weyes Blood, Connan Mockasin, & More)

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You know that Split Enz “I Got You” video where Neil Finn’s aggressive eye contact makes you a little uneasy and brings out the needy, stalker vibes that don’t quite come through on account of the song’s poppy chorus? His eyes provide all the emotion. Well, he does that again in the video for his … More »

Captured Tracks turns 10, announces new limited-edition pressings of Blouse, Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, more

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Take a look at those beauties up there! In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Captured Tracks is releasing some of the tracks it has captured over the past decade back into the wild…in the form of limited edition vinyl represses of some highlights from the label’s back catalog.

Captured Tracks was founded in 2008 by the badassedly named Mike Sniper of Blank Dogs, and it has grown steadily over the ensuing decade, now existing as part of the Omnian Music Group, through which it partners with several other labels, including Mike Simonetti’s 2MR and New Zealand’s Flying Nun.

Blouse’s self-titled 2011 debut is the first album getting re-press treatment, in an edition of 500 ice-cold, refreshing slabs of coke-bottle-green vinyl. The series of re-presses will continue over the summer and into the fall with releases from Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, and more, as well as label samplers and…[Dragnet horn riff plays]…MYSTERY RELEASES!

Visit Captured Tracks for info as the roll-out progresses, relive a couple of these classic tracks in captivity, and view the full schedule of releases (and speculate about those mystery releases) below.

Captured Tracks 10-Year Celebration Release Schedule:

05.25.18 — Blouse’s self-titled — Edition of 500
06.29.18 — Craft Spells’ Idle Labor — Edition of 500
07.27.18 — Wild Nothing’s Gemini — edition of 500
07.27.18 — Bona Dish’s Zaragoza Tapes — edition of 500
08.24.18 — Mac DeMarco’s 2 Demos — Edition of 5000
08.24.18 — Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days Demos — Edition of 5000
09.28.18 — Saäda Bonaire’s self-titled — edition of 1000 + (((A Mystery Release!)))
10.26.18 — Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Label Samplers — edition of 2000 + (((A Mystery Release!)))

Watch Mike Myers Sing The Austin Powers Song “BBC” With Mac DeMarco & Weyes Blood

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Austin-PowersEarlier today, we heard the first two songs from Met Gala, a new band led by Mac DeMarco. In sharing those songs, DeMarco claimed that those songs were “recorded earlier today on the red carpet at the Met Gala,” despite there being no photographic evidence of DeMarco being anywhere near that red carpet. And … More »