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This Old Dog
mac demarco

This Old Dog

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1. My Old Man
2. This Old Dog
3. Baby You're Out
4. For the First Time
5. One Another
6. Still Beating
7. Sister
8. Dreams from Yesterday
9. 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

It was a little space-in time, location (he moved from Queens to Los
Angeles), and method-that inspired Mac DeMarco while making This Old Dog.
Arriving in California with a grip of demos he’d written in New York,
he realized after a few months of setting up his new shop that the gap was
giving him perspective. DeMarco says, “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.” DeMarco wrote some demos for This Old Dog on an acoustic guitar, an eye-opening method for him. “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.”And right from the offset, from the pops and clicks of
the CR-78 and acoustic strums on the album-opening “My Old Man,” and
the synth-drenched beauty of the second track, “This Old Dog,” it’s clear
that DeMarco’s bag is filled with new tricks indeed.
This Old Dog is rooted more in a synth-base than any of his previous releases, but he is careful not to let that tactic overshadow the other instruments and overall “unplugged” mood of the work. “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.

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