Photo by Coley Brown

The one and only MAC DeMARCO is back. This Old Dog is the name of his new full-length which arrives on May 5 via Captured Tracks. It follows 2014’s Salad Days and already marks his fifth release in a little more than half a decade. For the new record the young gentlemen moved to the West Coast from Queens as he explains

This one was spaced out. 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. […] 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. […] 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.

If you wonder how Italian the album might be, you can already check out three brand new MAC DeMARCO songs in the form of the LP’s title-track, My Old Man and On The Level. Especially the music video for This Old Dog deserves attention since it was shot by the man himself which should explain its ridiculous look and synopsis: ‘A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love.’ Enough said, right? You can experience it below the album’s details.

‘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

‘On The Level’

‘This Old Dog’

‘My Old Man’