Ahead of the release of his fifth album, St. Catherine – out on 24th July via Domino Records, Ducktails aka Matt Mondanile is releasing a new single, Surreal Exposure.
The sometime Real Estate man recorded the album in bedrooms from Berlin to New York to fit around his other projects heavy touring schedule, but has still managed to produce something that weighs in heavy on melodic, Boroque pop.
Surreal Exposure sparkles right from the off, these warm synth chords leading into gentle indie pop, sprinkled in first harpichord and then this chiming organ. Underneath the ripple of the guitars is a constant that accompanies Mandanile’s wistful vocal, as lovely in its delivery as it is in its melody, which laps away at your ears, before taking its place in your consciousness.
Oh Ducktails, where would we be without you?
Forthcoming tour dates are as follows:
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – Getty Museum
07-31 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
08-01 Cleveland, OH – Euclid Tavern
08-02 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
08-03 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
08-04 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison
08-06 Montreal, Quebec – Casa del Popolo
08-07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08-09 Boston, MA – Great Scott