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Mac DeMarco announces “not really acoustic album”

By | Published on Wednesday 1 February 2017

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco has announced that he will release new album ‘This Old Dog’ on 5 May, marking the news by releasing two singles from the record.

The sound of the album – something of a departure from DeMarco’s previous work – was shaped by a move from New York to LA. “I demoed a full album [in New York], and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quickly”, he says. “But then I realised 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, synthesiser, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar”, he continues. “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”.

He also has a few live dates in the UK booked in this year. Here are those:

30 May: London, Brixton Academy
31 May: London, Brixton Academy
29 Aug: Newcastle, The Academy
30 Aug: Edinburgh, Usher Hall

And here are those two singles, ‘This Old Dog’…

…and ‘My Old Man’: