Friday marks the release of This Old Dog, the newest and 3rd full length release on Captured Tracks from the crowned-clown-prince-joker of slacker-indie-blogger-lo fi-jangle-pop-rock, Mac DeMarco. As with all of his work, this album is self-recorded by DeMarco at his home: beginning at his old place in New York and then primarily at his new house in Los Angeles. The new songs take an introspective turn, focusing on his relationships with his family, father, and mortality. Wearing his inspirations on his sleeve, the New York Times cites “mostly mellow guitar pop in the mold of ’60s and ’70s songwriters like Harry Nilsson, Neil Young and John Lennon” in their recent interview with him.
DeMarco’s first release under his own name, Rock and Roll Night Club, was enough to for Brooklyn tastemakers Captured Tracks to sign him for a full album. The 5 years since have resulted in steady musical output with 2, Salad Days, Another One, and now This Old Dog, as well as a reputation for his goofy, mischievous, and laid-back persona through a myriad of Youtube videos, strange interviews, and going as far as to give out his then-current address in Rockaway Beach at the end of his last release in 2015.