Mac DeMarco Announces 'This Old Dog' LP, Drops Two New Singles

Mac DeMarco Announces 'This Old Dog' LP, Drops Two New Singles
Mac DeMarco recently revealed that his next album was finished, and now the Canadian-born slack-rock dude has delivered the full details of its release. Titled This Old Dog, the LP is due out on May 5 via Captured Tracks/Royal Mountain Records. It marks DeMarco's third studio album and follows up 2014's acclaimed Salad Days.
 
The new material hears the musician adapting to his new home of Los Angeles and experimenting with some new sounds, as well.
 
"I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I'd get to finishing it quick," he said in a statement. "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."
 
That new vibe was brought to life on record primarily using acoustic guitar, synthesizers and a drum machine, though one track does feature electric guitar — "So this is a new thing for me," he explained.
 
"This is my acoustic album, but it's not really an acoustic album at all," he added. "That's just what it feels like, mostly. I'm Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record."
 
To introduce fans to his latest LP, DeMarco has dropped a pair of brand new tracks. "My Old Man" and "This Old Dog" mark the opening cuts on the album, and you can give them both a spin down below.
 
That's where you'll also find the full tracklisting for This Old Dog and a big list of just-announced North American tour dates, as well as a bunch more overseas.
 
This Old Dog:
 
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
 
Tour dates:

03/03 Okeechobee, FL - Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

03/24-25 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival

04/14 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

04/21 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

05/09 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Burlington *
05/11 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
05/12 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05/13 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *

05/14 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *

05/15 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *

05/16 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre *

05/17 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *

05/19-21 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival

05/20 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *

05/21 Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company *

05/22 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theater *

05/23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *

05/26-28 Allston, MA - Boston Calling

05/30 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton

05/31 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton

06/02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound

06/04 New York, NY - Governor's Ball at Randall's Island Park

08/09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Den Graa Hal

08/10 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival

08/11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West

08/13 Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory

08/14 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival

08/15 Vienna, Austria - Arena

08/18 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival

08/20 Saint Malo, France - La Route du Rock

08/23 Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Open Air Festival

08/29 Newcastle, England - The Academy

08/30 Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall

09/08 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater

09/09 Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre

09/10 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
09/12 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue

11/07 Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan

11/08 Berlin, Germany - Astra

11/10 Cologne, Germany - Kantine

11/22 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

11/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

* with Tonstartssbandht


 


Get Mac DeMarco's new album on limited edition silver vinyl here