Indie royalty Mac DeMarco and Shamir are bookending summer 2015 with their respective records. Shamir's debut full-length, Ratchet (XL), released May 19, kick-started the summer party with house-infused dancefloor jams. Mac's upcoming mini-LP, Another One (Captured Tracks), will round out the sizzling season when it drops Aug. 7. The two recently hung out on a Brooklyn rooftop together, eating popcorn, drinking beers, and playing Jenga during a chill summer evening.
Mac is known for being indie rock's resident weirdo, and newcomer Shamir Bailey—a longtime fan of Mac's—is its "post-gender" icon. Get the two together, and it's an unfiltered, hilarious stream of consciousness. Watch the first of our two part video series, in which Mac and Shamir discuss popping their cigarette cherries, meeting each other for the first time, and the pet peeves that drive them up a wall. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon.
Watch Part 2 here: Watch Mac DeMarco and Shamir Finish Their Jenga Game and Talk Secret Talents and the Meaning of "Ratchet"