9.9.22

Narc by Cutouts










Cutouts is Alex MacKay's artistic endeavor and moniker as a sound artist and music producer based in New York. After joining NYC synthpop group Nation of Language in early 2022, MacKay returns with a new single as Cutouts. Narc is a stimulatory post punk piece that evokes and cites influence from U.S. Girls and Alan Vega.

Alex MacKay comments: "Recorded at home over the last year, Narc is a song about duality, duplicity and seduction. Selling yourself out in order to get what you want."

The Cutouts project has also featured a rotating lineup of musicians over the last four years, including Shannon Wise (The Shacks), Chris Maier (A Car That Swims), Leo Grossman (Vagabon, Salón), Léna Bartels (Psymon Spine), Ian Salazar (Closebye, Majik Taylor), and Eli Recht-Appel (Great Crane).

Narc was introduced with a music video shot on a Hi-8 camcorder, directed by MacKay's younger brother.

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Cutouts
Cover image by John MacKay / Art by Devika Sen
Video shot, edited & directed by John MacKay