Absence makes the heart grow fonder. We haven’t seen Mac DeMarco on these shores since he played The Garage back in May, and he and his band haven’t seen each other for a month while Mac’s been holed up alone writing and recording his new album ‘Salad Days’, due in April next year. Maybe that explains the communal feelings of love and togetherness filling the Scala. Maybe that explains the tender moment when Mac and bassist Pierce McGarry, still playing their instruments, get down on their knees during ‘Baby’s Wearin Blue Jeans’, and share a sloppy kiss, Mac’s thin, porny moustache mingling with Pierce’s full ginger beard. Actually, maybe nothing can explain that.