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Mac DeMarco announces instrumental album Five Easy Hot Dogs

04 January 2023, 14:19 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Mac DeMarco has announced Five Easy Hot Dogs, a new instrumental album arriving later this month.

After wrapping up 2022 with his annual festive cover of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", DeMarco has returned with news of Five Easy Hot Dogs, his follow up to 2019's Here Comes The Cowboy.

Five Easy Hot Dogs is an instrumental album made up of songs from a road trip that took him from LA to a cabin in Utah. All the tracks were recorded and mixed in the city featured in the song titles, and the tracklist reflects the order in which the songs were produced.

He explains, "The plan was to start driving north, and not go home to Los Angeles until I was done with a record. Kind of like being on tour, except there weren’t any shows, and I’d just be burning money. Some places I stayed longer in than others, some of them I knew from the past, others not so much. I tried to keep things busy all the time. If I didn’t know what was up in a city, I’d just walk around ‘til someone recognised me and go from there. I met a lot of interesting people this way, and had a bunch of cool experiences."

"I had my guitars with me, a bass, a weird little drum kit with a kick drum we sawed in half in Golden Gate Park, all the stands and cabling I’d need, a couple of mics, an old model D, and a TX7," DeMarco adds. "I wound up picking a bunch of stuff as I went as well, trying to keep it as travel friendly as possible though."


  1. Gualala
  2. Gualala 2
  3. Crescent City
  4. Portland
  5. Portland 2
  6. Victoria
  7. Vancouver
  8. Vancouver 2
  9. Vancouver 3
  10. Edmonton
  11. Edmonton 2
  12. Chicago 1
  13. Chicago 2
  14. Rockaway

Mac DeMarco will release his Five Easy Hot Dogs album digitally on 20 January. Vinyl copies will follow on 12 May via Mac's Record Label.

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