Mac DeMarco wears his influences on his sleeves. He loves Japanese video games, particularly oldschool JRPGs like Earthbound (which he’s been using as video for his live show backgrounds), Final Fantasy 6, in his famous Italian meme, and his overall sound which is reminiscent of many iconic Japanese musicians. We get a straight up cover today of “Honey Moon” from Haruomi Hosono now that could mark the tone of Mac in the post Captured Tracks era though. You can listen to the full song below.

Light in the Attic records reissued five of Hosono’s LPs, and asked Mac to do the cover, so we get a little more context for this one. He debuted the song at a jam session on his Youtube channel, but we’re finally getting an official version. Again, this could point to the freedom Mac has now that he’s off Captured Tracks, as he’s got his own label, and he notoriously releases joke songs, demos, and quick vinyl only/listen once and never hear again singles, covers and more. We’re excited for the future, whatever it brings with Mac.

You can catch the notorious goofball live on tour as he starts his solo tour at Tropicalia Fest, which you can grab tickets for here.

For more tour details, check below. You can grab tickets for other shows here.

November

03+04/11 Long Beach, CA – Tropicalia Fest
12/11 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
13/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
14/11 Oklahoma City, OK – ACM Performance Lab
17/11 Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre
18/11 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
20/11 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
21/11 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
23/11 Atlanta, GA – King Plow Art Center
24/11 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
25/11 Jackson, MS – Hal and Mals
26/11 New Orleans, LA – Music Box Village
28/11 Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre
29/11 Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
30/11 San Antonio, TX – The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza at the Tobin Center
03/12 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

October

12 – Russia, Moscow, Arbat Hall
14 – Russia, St Petersburg, Kosmonavt
15 – Finland, Helsinki, The Circus
17 – Latvia, Riga, Palladium Riga
18 – Lithuania, Vilnius, The Hall Compensa
19 – Poland, Warsaw, Progresja
21 – Slovakia, Bratislava, Atelier Babylon
22 – Germany, Leipzig, Werk 2
23 – Germany, Frankfurt am Main, Gibson
24 – Germany, Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
26 – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
28 – Ireland, Dublin
29 – United Kingdom, Belfast, Limelight 1
30 – United Kingdom, Manchester, Now Wave 10th Birthday Party @ Victoria Warehouse
31 – United Kingdom, Southampton, This Old Bat Halloween Party @ O2 Guildhall SouthamptonPhoto by Frank Mojica