Mac DeMarco announces new album This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco announces new album This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco today released two new singles, This Old Dog and My Old Man ahead of his first full-album release since 2014’s Salad Days.

DeMarco’s woozy, melancholic sound has been described as ‘slacker rock’ or self-described by Mac as ‘jizz-jazz’. Written during his move from Queens, New York to Los Angeles will This Old Dog reflect this leap into the unknown. New city, new sound? 

DeMarco says: “I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quickly. 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."

While the two tracks released today are unequivocally Demarc-ian in nature, they tease a more mature sound. My Old Man marries bluesy vocals with feather-light instrumentals. This Old Dog also drips with a trademark uplifting melancholia. A line bands like The Kinks and The Smiths have navigated so well historically.

 

This Old Dog is released 5 May via Captured Tracks.

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

Photo by Coley Brown. 

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