advertisement
Music News

Mac Demarco Re-Releases Rare Cult Favourite 'Some Other Ones'

The Canadian singer-songwriter's 2015 instrumental album was only briefly available on Bandcamp and has been floating around as a bootleg since then.

Mac DeMarco in 2015

Mac DeMarco in 2015

Coley Brown

Mac DeMarco has officially released his 2015 album Some Other Ones eight years after its original limited release online. The fan-favourite instrumental album was originally available solely on Bandcamp but soon taken down, with only bootleg copies remaining.

The album was produced in five days at the Canadian singer-songwriter's Far Rockaway home in Queens. DeMarco released the album at Brooklyn barbeque, hosted to promote his then-new mini-LP Another One and collect food bank donations. Throughout the day, Some Other Ones became the soundtrack of the barbeque.


DeMarco’s low-profile 2015 release gained cult status and could only be found through second-hand copies fans obtained when it was still available on Bandcamp. The collection of instrumental is a natural extension of DeMarco’s previous album, 2014 breakout Salad Days, which debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 and elevated his status beyond indie rock cult favourite. The nine tracks are a dazed yet lively lo-fi glimpse into the possibilities of Another One.

advertisement

The goofy-yet-heartfelt singer found some more unexpected success on Billboard's Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs earlier this year with the Mac Miller tribute “Heart to Heart” from his 2019 album, Here Comes the Cowboy. This marked both the first time one of DeMarco’s tracks charted or made the top 10 on a Billboard chart. The four-year-old song gained traction on TikTok and shot onto the charts even despite DeMarco having a newer album, Five Easy Hot Dogs, released this year.

Some Other Ones is available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. The album is also available on pre-order vinyl with limited copies available through Brooklyn-based independent record label Captured Tracks.
advertisement
DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
@anmollium / Anmol Raina

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

Chart Beat

Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

keep readingShow less
advertisement