Mac DeMarco (Photo: Coley Brown)

It’s been three years since Mac DeMarco released Salad Days, a record that saw him delving into the worlds of psych-pop and and lo-fi soft rock. And for his new album This Old Dog, which is coming May 5 on Captured Tracks, DeMarco threw a wrench into his own system. “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 in a press release for the record, and the first two songs paired with it show it.

Aside from similar naming conventions, “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man” show different sides of DeMarco’s approach. The former feels like a lighter take on his brand of slacker-folk, while the latter makes prominent use of a drum machine and a multi-tracked acoustic guitar. Pre-orders for This Old Dog are available now, and DeMarco has also announced a tour in support of the album. If you’re lucky, you just might get to see him wear a hat or two.

This Old Dog

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

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Mac DeMarco tour 2017
3/3—Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival—Okeechobee, FL
3/24—Treefort Music Festival—Boise, ID
3/25—Treefort Music Festival—Boise, ID
4/14—Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—Indio, CA
4/21—Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—Indio, CA
5/9—Higher Ground Burlington—Burlington, VT *
5/11—Metropolis—Montreal, QB *
5/13—Danforth Theater—Toronto, ON *
5/14—Royal Oak Music Theatre—Royal Oak, MI *
5/15—House of Blues—Cleveland, OH *
5/16—Vic Theatre—Chicago, IL *
5/17—Marathon Music Works—Nashville, TN *
5/19—5/21—Hangout Music Festival at Gulf Shores Beach—Gulf Shores, AL
5/20—The Tabernacle—Atlanta, GA *
5/21—Highland Brewing Company—Asheville, NC *
5/22—Mr. Small’s Theater—Pittsburgh, PA *
5/23—9:30 Club—Washington, DC *
5/26—5//28—Boston Calling Music Festival—Allston, MA
5/30—O2 Academy Brixton—London, UK
5/31—O2 Academy Brixton—London, UK
6/2—Barcelona, ES—Primavera Sound
6/4—Governor’s Ball—New York, NY
8/9—Den Graa Hal—Copenhagen, DK
8/10—Oya Festival—Oslo, NO
8/11—Way Out West—Gothenburg, SE
8/13—Meet Factory—Prague, CZ
8/14—Sziget Festival—Budapest, HU
8/15—Arena—Vienna, AT
8/18—Lowlands Festival—Biddinghuizen, NE
8/20—La Route du Rock—Saint Malo, FR
8/23—Zurich Open Air Festival—Zurich, CH
8/29—The Academy—Newcastle, UK
8/30—Usher Hall—Edinburgh, UK
9/8—Greek Theater—Berkeley, CR
9/9—Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre—Portland, OR
9/10—Moore Theatre—Seattle, WA
11/7—Grunspan—Hamburg, DE
11/8—Astra—Berlin, DE
11/10—Kantine—Cologne, DE
11/22—Vicar Street—Dublin, IE
11/30—Paradiso—Amsterdam, NE

* = with Tonstartssbandht