Part of the charm of this band is that despite the lo-fi buzz, the substance of the songs is super rich. DeMarco seems to clearly be a student of 60s pop and it comes through in the catchy, yet not simple, melodies. He wrote to me, "a couple guys I'm really really into include, Jonathan Richman, Arthur Russell, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, all mostly poppy music I guess, I'm always trying to make songs like theirs but they never end up sounding that way hahaha." I was utterly charmed, and I hope you will be too.
You can download their debut ep, Heat Wave, from Unfamiliar Records, and they have a 7-inch coming out in February.
Enjoy these two lovely mp3s from Heat Wave:
Makeout Videotape - Slush Puppy Love
Makeout Videotape - Basketball Kids