Still, the tune itself is irresistible. DeMarco already has a knack for crafting warm, infectious guitar hooks, and "Baby's Wearin' Blue Jeans" filters that lo-fi pop aesthetic through an eerie wash of glam. The backing track has all the carefree breeziness of a Puro Instinct or Real Estate tune, but DeMarco's cruise-control vocals channel Marc Bolan "Jeepster" vibes. It's those slowed-down vocal manipulations that beget all the ambiguity of intention; they lend a sense of "story" to a song that would have been lost had DeMarco stuck to a higher register. Suddenly, its otherwise innocent groove becomes alluringly sleazy. That is to say, by the time DeMarco sings, "Stick with me forever / Don't take off those jeans," it's hard not to humor him.
Song: "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans"
Artist: Mac DeMarco
CD: Rock and Roll Night Club