After advertising for ‘an assistant who is proficient in dank memes’, it looks like Mac DeMarco doesn’t even know what that means.
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Earlier this year in the run up to releasing his acclaimed new album ‘Old Dog‘, DeMarco went on the hunt for a little help.
A job listing stated that the fan club is “looking for a new Fan Club assistant in Brooklyn”. The ad continues: “This position will be great for a college student!” Prospective candidates needed “experience with Mailchimp”, “experience with WordPress”, “great attention to detail”, “experience with iMovie, and can make quick graphics, video” and “must live in the 5 borough area and willing to come to Brooklyn at least one day a week”.
“Extra points for HTML/CSS experience. We will need someone two days a week with some flexibility. Hourly wage offered,” the listing added. “To apply: please send cover letter explaining experience, resume and your dankest Mac meme or Mac related gif to sarah@”.
However in a new interview, DeMarco has distanced himself from the ad – and claimed that he doesn’t even know what ‘dank’ means.
“You know what? That story was everywhere,” he told Shortlist, “but that wasn’t even me! I don’t run the club, that was my manager who put that out. I’m not actually after someone to make dank Mac DeMarco memes.
“I don’t even know what would make a meme dank. What does the word ‘dank’ actually mean?”
DeMarco also made headlines this year when he ‘downed a bottle of Jameson before delivering “the greatest gig ever“‘.
His upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
29 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
30 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
1 – End of the Road Festival
17 – Coronet, London
18 – Coronet, London
19 – Coronet, London
20 – Rock City, Nottingham
21 – Liverpool Guild of Students – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
22 – Vicar Street, Dublin
24 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
25 – Academy, Manchester
26 – O2 Academy, Bristol
27 – Dome, Brighton