Mac DeMarco: 'This Old Dog' Learned Some New Tricks

Mac DeMarco just released the third single from his forthcoming album, This Old Dog, a hypnotic slow jam track called "On The Level." 

Known for his relaxed musical productions and soft vocals, DeMarco's tracks produce a "lulla-high" effect matched by a dry humor he exudes when he speaks. A full, contextual appreciation and view of DeMarco's music requires a look into his droll composure.

Appearing on the YouTube series Hot Ones in February, DeMarco's hashtagging wit was perfectly used to chastise social media and the incomprehensible Internet. "I think that all social media is pretty much total Bologna, so that's why I treat it like that."

With four albums under his belt and a fifth to be released May 5, DeMarco has a cult-like following of laissez-faire fans. His music is more than just tracks, rather a total environment, attitude and atmosphere that envelopes listeners into a calm haze.

Ahead of the release of This Old Dog, check out some of DeMarco's best tunes from his first four records on our essentials playlist below.

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