Published May 04, 2017In the lead-up to his latest album, Mac DeMarco has rolled out singles like "This Old Dog," "My Old Man" and "On the Level" — not to mention an elaborate prank billboard campaign. Now, though, the wait for This Old Dog is finally over.
The record marks the full-length follow-up to 2014's Salad Days (and 2015 mini-album, Another One), and it hears DeMarco channelling the sounds of songwriting legends like Paul Simon and James Taylor — switching things up and embracing the acoustic guitar.
"It's funny to be like, 'I'm going to try to write songs like these guys.' They're some of the best songwriters that have ever lived," he recently told Exclaim! "You're aiming pretty high. I don't think I've even come close to something of their calibre, but maybe it's a good thing to shoot for."
You can hear for yourself how he measured up to the challenge by streaming This Old Dog in its entirety down below.
The album is officially out today (May 5) via Captured Tracks/Royal Mountain Records. You can read Exclaim!'s review of the album here, and order the album on silver vinyl here.