Tuesday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

  • We’ve got new music to share from the hardest-working slacker in the biz: listen to two new tracks from Mac DeMarco below, “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man” off his upcoming release This Old Dog. The album was written before a cross-country move to Los Angeles. In a press release, DeMarco shares, “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.” He adds, “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. 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.” This Old Dog will be out May 5th via Captured Tracks, and DeMarco plays the Moore Theatre on Sunday, September 10th. [ Under the Radar ]

  • Those nice Jersey boys Real Estate are also heading out on tour this year in support of their upcoming LP In Mind out March 17th via Domino. And, yes, Seattle is on the itinerary with a Wednesday, April 19th stop at The Showbox. Along with the tour announce, the guys have shared a behind-the-scenes video for the single “Darling” (shared on the KEXP Blog last week). We learn Moose is indeed a male horse, ahem, and see some of the wranglers in action. Watch below, maybe: [ Pitchfork ]

  • Britta Phillips (aka half of Dean & Britta, member of Luna, and the original singing voice of the cartoon Jem) shares a video for the single “Million Dollar Doll,” and no, it’s not about a diamond-encrusted version of the aforementioned animated pop star. Watch the clip below. You can find the original on her debut solo LP Luck Or Magic, out now via Double Feature Records. [ Stereogum ]

  • West coasters Local Natives stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden in support of their latest, “Sunlit Youth.” Watch them perform the track “Villainy” below, and then revisit the band’s 2016 KEXP session from our Gathering Space here. You can keep track of all these late night television highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye. [ Consequence of Sound ]

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