1. “Mannish Boy.” With his gap-toothed smirk and carefree tunes, Mac DeMarco has quickly become the goofball Prince of indie rock.
“To understand why this grubby, gap-toothed kid has seized a strong following over the last few years, consider the other festival-friendly indie rock outfits currently in his sphere. In a heap of artists who take their craft very seriously, here’s a guy with a penchant for public nudity, shameless drunkenness, and slovenly classic-rock covers peppered with the shouted words ’SUCK MY DICK!”’ So while some find his behavior repugnant, others are enthralled with his youthful abandon; either way, within the often faceless world of modern guitar rock, DeMarco demands attention by not giving a fuck. It’s no wonder he recently found a kindred spirit in shit-stirrer extraordinaire Tyler, the Creator, who tweeted: ’DEAR MAC DEMARCO I LOVE YOU YOU ARE AWESOME.’”