Mac DeMarco’s former Montreal label Arbutus Records decided to auction of his shitty old couch in a bid to raise money for charity.
DeMarco, who recently sold off four test pressings of his 2012 album Rock and Roll Night Club in a bid to raise money for the people of Puerto Rico who are reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, will now bid farewell to yet more possessions.
Arbutus describe how DeMarco has requested all proceeds from the auction go to Rock Camp for Girls Montreal.
“Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to for a real collectable here: Mac DeMarco’s old couch, from when he lived in Montreal, upon which he wrote the album 2,” the eBay listing explains.
“This has been living at the Arbutus Records loft for many years now, where Bisou the dog has slept on it every night, and we’re getting rid of it. Bisou will be sad to see it go but, with Mac asking for all proceeds to go to Rock Camp for Girls Montreal, she can’t complain :)”
The item was eventually sold for 5,700 CAD ($4,477 USD/£3,414) after 101 bids. Well done everybody and we’re very sorry to the poor person who now has to have that thing in their home.
— Arbutus Records (@arbutusrecords) November 1, 2017