Single Review: My Old Man // Mac DeMarco

Following the double-whammy announcement of a May 5th release date for new album This Old Dog, as well as a slot at Sweden’s Way Out West, Mac DeMarco is back – and he’s armed with suitably trippy videos.

My Old Man is the opening number for This Old Dog, with DeMarco’s trademark acoustic strums complemented exquisitely by the pops and clicks of a CR-78 drum machine, used on one of his albums for the first time ever.

DeMarco spoke of the importance of his newfound interest in the CR-78, in the creative process for This Old Dog:

“It’s on the album a lot, maybe four or five songs. I usually demo on a drum machine and then record real drums, but I liked that machine so much I kept it on the album. The majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesiser, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new endeavour for me.”

This Old Dog will be released on 5th May via Captured Tracks and you can pre-order it here.

Words by Jonno Mack

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