American singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has announced that he will release his third album, This Old Dog, on Friday May 5, and has shared the first two tracks.
The record is something of a departure for DeMarco, whose previous release, 2014’s Salad Days, was typified by jangly guitars and breezy melodies. This time around DeMarco found himself writing and demoing material on acoustic guitar, which ended up having a major influence on the way in which he recorded the songs.
“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,” said DeMarco. “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.”
To get an idea of what this means, DeMarco has released the record’s first two tracks, ‘This Old Dog’ and ‘My Old Man’, both of which are available as instant downloads when preordering the album. Have a listen below.
This Old Dog by Mac DeMarco will be released on Friday May 5 through Captured Tracks/Remote Control Records and is available to preorder here.