mp3: Ducktails – The Flower Lane

Ducktails, the longtime solo project of Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile, has been a blog favorite for his experimentations with jangle-pop, electronic soundscapes and psychedelic guitar music.  Apparently not content with being part of one of the best indie-rock bands currently making music, Mondanile has gone and recruited musicians to make Ducktails a full-fledged band instead of just a solo project and ‘The Flower Lane’ is our first taste of the new Ducktails.  Opening with a catchy organ riff, ‘The Flower Lane’ showcases Ducktails as a band ready to fully embrace a pop-rock sound that was hinted at on his last release Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics.  Although I find myself missing the more experimental side of Ducktails with this track, it’s also awesome to hear how Mondanile has grown as a songwriter and there is enough obscure Ducktails releases to satisfy my lo-fi, psychedelic, guitar-instrumental needs for a long time.


pkelly94mp3: Ducktails – The Flower Lane