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Mac DeMarco announces new album, This Old Dog, shares title track and “My Old Man” — listen

on January 31, 2017, 10:48am

Photo by Coley Brown

Mac DeMarco has announced a new album called This Old Dog. Technically his first full-length since 2014’s Salad Days (2015’s Another One was a “mini-LP”), the 13-track effort is due out May 5th on Captured Tracks.

This Old Dog was written just before DeMarco moved from Queens to Los Angeles, a transitional period that allowed the songs to gestate longer than with past albums. “I realized that moving to a new city and starting a new life takes time,” the Canadian singer-songwriter says in a statement. “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.”

Much of the material was recorded with acoustic guitar and synthesizers, giving it a cleaner feel than the yacht-y, wobbly production of DeMarco’s past efforts. The new direction — some might say maturity — is evident on the pair of singles released in conjunction with the album announcement. The title track is a sunsetting promise to always remember the love held in one’s heart, while “My Old Man” is a neo-psychedelic meditation on “all the steps that brought you where you are today.” Take a listen to both songs below.

“This Old Dog”:

“My Old Man”:

Pre-orders for This Old Dog are going on now, and all iTunes pre-orders include an instrumental version of the record plus insta-grat downloads of the two lead singles. Find the complete album info ahead.

This Old Dog Album Artwork:

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This Old Dog Tracklist:
01. My Old Man
02. This Old Dog
03. Baby You’re Out
04. For the First Time
05. One Another
06. Still Beating
07. Sister
08. Dreams From Yesterday
09. 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

DeMarco has also announced a round of summer North American and European tours in support of the new LP. His complete itinerary is below.

Mac DeMarco 2017 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
03/24-25 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/09 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington *
05/11 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
05/13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater *
05/14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
05/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – Cleveland *
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 Music Festival
05/30 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
05/31 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
08/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Den Graa Hal
08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/11 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/13 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
08/14 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/15 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
08/18 – Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival
08/20 – Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
08/23 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich OpenAir Festival
08/29 – Newcastle, UK @ The Academy
08/30 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
09/08 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
09/09 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
09/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/07 – Hamburg, DE @ Grunspan
10/08 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
10/10 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
10/22 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
10/30 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso

* = w/ Tonstartssbandht

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