Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog


Everyone’s favorite goof slash secret sentimentalist, Mac DeMarco has announced his new album, This Old Dog, the follow-up to his 2015 mini-LP Another One. Written just before DeMarco relocated from Queens to LA, the latest effort marks a new, more polished direction for the Canadian singer-songwriter, who allowed the tracks to simmer before releasing.

In a press release he acknowledges as much: “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. This is a different vibe.”

Recorded with acoustic guitar and synthesizers, the album has a definite more ripened sound. Continuing the statement, he says “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.” Look out for the album to release May 5 on Captured Tracks and listen to the title track below.

Mac DeMarco – No Other Heart


Mac is back with a new mini-LP this week, arriving August 7 via Captured Tracks. The mini-album, Another One is a collection of love songs that was conceived and recorded in Mac DeMarco‘s Far Rockaway bedroom in Queens within the time span of just a couple of weeks. He’s teased a few tracks from the album already, including latest offering “No Other Heart” below.

It’s a warm and romantic jazz number that Mac wrote on the synthesizer. He tells NPR: “For some reason, the chord progression reminds me of a John Lennon chord progression because he had very simple, chunky piano parts in his songs. I like the chorus. I feel like the chorus is quite cute.” We couldn’t agree more — stream below and if you’re in the DC area, we hope you’ll make it out to see Mac at The Howard Theatre October 14.


Mac DeMarco – Passing Out Pieces

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Montreal’s Mac DeMarco released his new album Salad Days via Captured Tracks the first of this month. And for only a 23-year-old, DeMarco demonstrates remarkable craftsmanship — and a world weariness that is a marked departure from earlier efforts. Albeit still quirky in his aesthetic, the Justin Kirk look-alike manages to show a more authentic side of himself on the LP with his blend of understated pop and lo-fi sound. Stream the dismal single “Passing Out Pieces” below.