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

Canadian jizz jazzer will support his first full-length since 2014 with a beefy summer tour

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    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.

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    “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.

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    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.

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    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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