There is a new arbum by matt mondanile´s ducktails out (digitally jan 11th, vinyl, febr. 8th)on woodsist.
It´s called “arcade dynamics, ducktails III”. Some of these songs were already released
on obscure 7″ – that´s why it is for fans – like the ducktails II cassette –
more a kind of collection, but it´s the third official realeae by ducktails and his first on the famous woodsist label.
Here´s as a preview a song called “killing the vibe” with noah lennox aka panda bear
on background vocals.
It´s a great velvet underground like guitar hookline. Although the melody is a bit too simple (call it pop), it stays in mind and reminds of matt´s other band, he is playng guitar in: “real estate”. But personally, I do like more the instrumental surf folk sounds, like the second and third song from this album here, “in the swing” or “hamilton road”, released already as 7″ tracks.
So I´m curious and happy to listen the the LP soon and get into the strange ambient surf vibe called ducktails.
Finally, here´s a classic: the “landrunner” video
(Olde English Spelling Bee, directed / animated by Alice Cohen)