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Watch: Mac DeMarco - “This Old Dog” Video

This Old Dog Due Out May 5 via Captured Tracks

Mar 30, 2017 Mac DeMarco
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Mac DeMarco is releasing a new album, This Old Dog, on May 5 via Captured Tracks. Previously he shared the album’s first two tracks: title track “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man.” Now “This Old Dog” has a video. The concept is pretty simple: men in dog masks hang out and look creepy in public. DeMarco directed the video himself, which was shot in his new hometown of Los Angeles. Watch it below, followed by DeMarco’s upcoming tour dates.

DeMarco had this to say about the video in a press release: “A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.”

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 previous 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.

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

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 * —SOLD OUT
Mon. May 10 - Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
Thu. May 11 - Montreal, QB @ Metropolis * —SOLD OUT
Fri. May 12 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater —SOLD OUT
Sat. May. 13 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater * —SOLD OUT
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 * —SOLD OUT
Wed. May. 17 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works * —SOLD OUT
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 * —SOLD OUT
Tue. May. 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * —SOLD OUT
Wed. May 24 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * —SOLD OUT
Fri. May 26 - Sun. May 28 - Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival at Harvard Athletic Fields
Tue. May 30 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Wed. May 31 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton —SOLD OUT
Fri. June 2 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sun. June 4 - New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball at Randall’s Island Park
Sat. Aug. 5 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Wed. Aug. 9 - Copenhagen, DK @ Den Graa Hal - SOLD OUT
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
Thu. Aug. 17 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
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
Thu. Aug. 24 - Asolo, IT @ AMA Asolo
Sun. Aug. 27 - Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
Tue. Aug. 29 - Newcastle, UK @ The Academy —SOLD OUT
Wed. Aug. 30 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Thu. Aug. 31 - Sun. Sep. 3 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival— HEADLINE
Fri. Sep. 8 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
Sat. Sep. 9 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Sun. Sep. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Tue. Sep. 12 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre —SOLD OUT
Wed. Sep. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Thu. Sep. 14 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Fri. Sep. 15 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Mon. Sep. 25 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
Tue. Sep. 26 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre (checking if we can announce)
Wed. Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum 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 - SOLD OUT
Thu. Nov. 30 - Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso

* = with Tonstartssbandht

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Theresa Training
August 14th 2017
4:43pm

“This Old Dog” great video.