Published Jan 31, 2017Mac 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
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
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.