Mac DeMarco

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2017

Doors 7:00pm

sold out

Over 14s only / Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

Mac DeMarco (A.K.A. 26-year old MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco) will release This Old Dog, his third album and first full-length since 2014’s Salad Days, on May 5th 2017 worldwide via Captured Tracks. In conjunction with today’s album announcement, DeMarco is announcing a North American tour and sharing two lead singles - “My Old Man” and “This Old Dog.” They are the album’s openers and right off the bat, they show a new sonic direction and a glimpse into the very personal nature of this record.

It was a little space—in time, location (he moved from Queens to Los Angeles), and method—that inspired 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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Venue Details



THU 21 SEP 2017
Omni
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£9.00
FRI 22 SEP 2017 - WED 14 JUN 2017
Here Lies Man *cancelled*
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30 pmCancelled
SAT 23 SEP 2017
Michael Nau
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SUN 24 SEP 2017
Il Sogno Del Marinao (Ft. Mike Watt)
CCA, Glasgow19.30£14.00
James Yuill
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
FRI 29 SEP 2017
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton *please note change of venue
O2 ABC, GlasgowDoors 7pm £25.00
SAT 30 SEP 2017
Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk)
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£15.50
SUN 1 OCT 2017
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £25.00
WED 4 OCT 2017
Shellac
plus special guests
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00
FRI 6 OCT 2017
Jarrod Dickenson
CCA, Glasgow19.30£12.50
SAT 7 OCT 2017
Vessels
The Art School, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£11.50
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton
CCA, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£16.00
Jonnie Common
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
WED 11 OCT 2017
The Melvins
+ Redd Kross
SWG3 TV Studio7.00pm£24.50
Beth Rowley
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£9.00
THU 12 OCT 2017
Too Many T's
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
Lapalux
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
FRI 13 OCT 2017
Stephen Kellogg
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm12.00
Roddy Woomble
The Pleasance , EdinburghDoors 7pm£16.50
SAT 14 OCT 2017
Downtown Boys
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£8.00
Roddy Woomble
City Halls, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£16.50
Howie Payne
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
MON 16 OCT 2017
W.A.S.P.
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£22.50
Fake Laugh
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
TUE 17 OCT 2017
Fling
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
WED 18 OCT 2017
Thomas Truax
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
SAT 21 OCT 2017
Hurray For The Riff Raff
St Luke's, Glasgow7.00pm£13.50
SUN 22 OCT 2017
White Wine
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.00
MON 23 OCT 2017
Noga Erez
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.50
TUE 24 OCT 2017
Baywaves
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
THU 26 OCT 2017
Mammal Hands
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.30 pm£10.00
Wesley Gonzalez
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00