Ducktails + James Ferraro + Typhonian Highlife
33 Queens Road, LS61NY Leeds
Starts Sunday, 16/04/17 21:05
Ducktailsis the solo side project of Matthew Mondanile, a member of Ridgewood, New Jersey-based indie beach bumsReal Estate. While not too dissimilar in tone from the sun-kissed pop of his main squeeze, Mondanile’s work asDucktailspresents a more fragmented, mercurial version of the Garden State of mind. More synthetic, too, thanReal Estate,Ducktailsis all burbling analog synths, bedroom processing, and sunburnt soundscapes. The end effect acts as a sort of bleary aural Polaroid taken at a backyard partyReal Estatejust finished playing. Mondanile’s output under theDucktailsmoniker has been prolific and perhaps a tad illusory; he has released numerous ultra-rare cassettes and CD-Rs, a pair of 7″s, and a pair of “official” LPs (a self-titled album on Not Not Fun andLandscapeson Olde English Spelling Bee, both in 2009). In addition to playing in several other projects, including Predator Vision and the Parasails, Mondanile released a split withDracula Lewisin 2010, before releasingDucktails III: Arcade Dynamics, in 2011. The album took a more bare-bones approach, and marked a notable change in style forDucktails. By the time 2013’sThe Flower Lanearrived on Domino Recordings, Mondanile had moved even further away from his bedroom beginnings, recording more traditional mellow pop with a full band. A five-song EP,Wish Hotel, arrived later that year, retaining the same sophisticated style as the album that preceded it, as did 2015’s full-lengthSt. Catherine. With producerRob Schnapf(Elliott Smith,Beck) bringing a touch of warmth and clarity to Mondanile’s sincere psychedelic tunes, the album also featured guest appearances by fellow experimental indie artistsJames FerraroandJulia Holter.
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