Mac DeMarco Announces New Album, Shares “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man”

This Old Dog Due Out May 5 via Captured Tracks

Jan 31, 2017
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Mac DeMarco has announced a new album, This Old Dog, and shared two songs from it, title track "This Old Dog" and "My Old Man," which are the album's first two tracks. This Old Dog is due out May 5 via Captured Tracks. Check out both songs below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, and DeMarco's upcoming tour dates.

The album was written and demoed just before DeMarco moved across country, from Queens to Los Angeles. It was then recorded in Los Angeles. "I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I'd get to finishing it quickly," said DeMarco in a press release. "But then I realized that moving to a new city, and starting a new life takes time. Usually I just write, record, and put it out; no problem. But this time, I wrote them and they sat. When that happens, you really get to know the songs. It was a different vibe."

DeMarco says he took a different approach to writing and recording this album in other ways too. "The majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesizer, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new thing for me," he says in the press release. "This is my acoustic album, but it's not really an acoustic album at all. That's just what it feels like, mostly. I'm Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record."

This Old Dog is the follow-up to DeMarco's 2015-released eight-song mini-album, Another One, and 2014's full-length, Salad Days.

Read our Best of 2015 Issue article on DeMarco.

 

This Old Dog Tracklist:

1. My Old Man
2. This Old Dog
3. Baby You're Out
4. For the First Time
5. One Another
6. Still Beating
7. Sister
8. Dreams From Yesterday
9. A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes
10. One More Love Song
11. On the Level
12. Moonlight on the River
13. Watching Him Fade Away
 
Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

Fri. March 3 - Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
Fri. March 24 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Sat. March 25 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Fri. Apr. 14 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Fri. Apr. 21 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Tue. May 9 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington *
Thu. May 11 - Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
Sat. May. 13 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater *
Sun. May. 14 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Mon. May. 15 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - Cleveland *
Tue. May. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
Wed. May. 17 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
Fri. May. 19 - Sun. May 21 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival at Gulf Shores Beach
Sat. May. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
Sun. May. 21 - Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company *
Mon. May. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater *
Tue. May. 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Fri. May 26  - Sun. May 28 - Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival at Harvard Athletic Fields
Tue. May 30 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton - Sold Out
Wed. May 31 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Fri. June 2 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sun. June 4 - New York, NY @ Governor's Ball at Randall's Island Park
Wed. Aug. 9 - Copenhagen, DK @ Den Graa Hal
Thu. Aug. 10 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Sun. Aug. 13 - Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Mon. Aug. 14 - Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
Tue. Aug. 15 - Vienna, AT @ Arena
Fri. Aug. 18 - Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival
Sun. Aug. 20 - Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
Wed. Aug. 23 - Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air Festival
Tue. Aug. 29 - Newcastle, UK @ The Academy
Wed. Aug. 30 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Fri. Sep. 8 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
Sat. Sep. 9 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Sun. Sep. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Tue. Nov. 7 - Hamburg, DE @ Grunspan
Wed. Nov. 8 - Berlin, DE @ Astra
Fri. Nov. 10 - Cologne, DE @ Kantine
Wed. Nov. 22 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Thu. Nov. 30 - Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso
 
* = with Tonstartssbandht

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