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Mac DeMarco Announces New LP ‘This Old Dog,’ Sets Spring Tour

Lo-fi rocker unveils first two songs, “My Old Man” and “This Old Dog,” from first full-length album since 2014’s ‘Salad Days’

Mac DeMarco will release his new album This Old Dog, the lo-fi rocker’s first full-length LP since 2014’s acclaimed Salad Days, this May.

The 13-track album reflects a change in DeMarco’s songwriting process since he swapped coasts, moving from Queens, New York to Los Angeles while working on This Old Dog.

“I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quick. 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,” DeMarco said in a statement.

Along with announcing This Old Dog, DeMarco also shared the album’s first two tracks, the breezy “My Old Man” and the sparse, acoustic title track.

“The majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesizer, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new thing for me,” DeMarco added. “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.”

This Old Dog, due out May 5th, is available to pre-order now through Captured Tracks. The album is the Canadian singer-songwriter’s first release since 2015’s Another One EP.

To support his new album, DeMarco has also announced a string of upcoming tour dates, including sets at music festivals like Okeechobee, Coachella, Treefort, Boston Calling and Hangout.

This Old Dog Track List

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”

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates

March 3 – Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Festival
March 24 & 25 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 9 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington
May 11 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis
May 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
May 14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 19 – May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
May 21 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company
May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
May 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 26 – May 28 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival

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