Mac DeMarco

This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)

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Mac DeMarco (aka 26-year old MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco) will release This Old Dog, his third album and first full-length since 2014’s Salad Days, on May 5th via Captured Tracks. In conjunction with today’s album announcement, DeMarco is announcing a North American tour and sharing two lead singles — “My Old Man” and “This Old Dog.” They are the album’s openers and right off the bat, they show a new sonic direction and a glimpse into the very personal nature of this record.


It was a little space—in time, location (he moved from Queens to Los Angeles), and method—that inspired DeMarco while making This Old Dog. Arriving in California with a grip of demos he’d written in New York, he realized after a few months of setting up his new shop that the gap was giving him perspective. 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.”


DeMarco wrote some demos for This Old Dog on an acoustic guitar, an eye-opening method for him. “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.”


And from the outset, from the pops and clicks of the CR-78 and acoustic strums on the album-opening “My Old Man,” and the synth-drenched beauty of the second track, “This Old Dog,” it’s clear that DeMarco’s bag is filled with new tricks indeed. This Old Dog is rooted more in a synth-base than any of his previous releases, but he is careful not to let that tactic overshadow the other instruments and overall “unplugged” mood of the work. “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.”




    Sep 11, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Moore Theatre

    Sep 12, 2017
    Vancouver, BC
    Vogue Theatre

    Sep 13, 2017
    Vancouver, BC
    Vogue Theatre

    Sep 14, 2017
    Spokane, WA
    Knitting Factory

    Sep 15, 2017
    Missoula, MT
    Wilma Theatre

    Sep 17, 2017
    Saint Paul, MN
    Myth Live Event Center w/ The Flaming Lips

    Sep 18, 2017
    Milwaukee, WI
    Eagles Ballroom Club Stage w/ The Flaming Lips

    Sep 19, 2017
    Indianapolis, IN
    Farmer's Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park w/ The Flaming Lips

    Sep 20, 2017
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Rapids Theatre

    Sep 25, 2017
    Durham, NC
    Carolina Theatre

    Sep 26, 2017
    Athens, GA
    Georgia Theatre

    Sep 27, 2017
    ew Orleans, LA
    Orpheum Theatre

    Sep 29, 2017
    Houston, TX
    Revention Music Center w/ The Flaming Lips

    Sep 30, 2017
    Irving, TX
    Pavilion at The Music Factory w/ The Flaming Lips

    Oct 01, 2017
    Austin, TX
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater w/ The Flaming Lips

    Oct 04, 2017
    Shiprock, NM
    Tsé Bit'a'í Chapter

    Oct 05, 2017
    Phoenix, AZ
    Comerica Theatre w/ The Flaming Lips

    Oct 07, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Shrine Expo Hall

    Oct 09, 2017
    Pomona, CA
    Fox Theater

    Oct 21, 2017
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Hill Auditorium at University of Michigan (solo set)