Top image: Mac DeMarco at Field Day. 2015 photo by Sean Carpenter
Mac DeMarco has announced a brand new album, This Old Dog, set for release on 5th May via Captured Tracks.
This new drop – the follow-up to 2015’s mini-album Another One – marks the Canadian musician’s first full-length record since 2014’s critically acclaimed Salad Days, as well as the first release since moving from Queens, New York to 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,” says DeMarco. “But then I realised 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.
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.”
In anticipation for the release, DeMarco has shared the album’s first two tracks, My Old Man and This Old Dog. Hear both below.
This Old Dog:
01 My Old Man
02 This Old Dog
03 Baby You’re Out
04 For the First Time
05 One Another
06 Still Beating
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