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Stream the title track from the forthcoming Ducktails (a.k.a. Matt Mondanile of Real Estate) full-length “The Flower Lane,” fourth album and his first for Domino Recording Co.. Due out on January 29th, 2013 in North America and January 28th, 2013 in rest of the world.

The album was recorded over the summer of 2012 with his fellow New Jersey band Big Troubles, and contributions from Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Joel Ford (Ford + Lopatin), Madeline Follin (Cults), Jessa Farkas (Future Shuttle) and Sam Mehran (Outer Limitz). Mixed by Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never).

The ten songs, along with a stunning cover of founding Clean/Chills member Peter Gutteridge’s “Planet Phrom”, on “The Flower Lane” move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout. –Domino

Smugglers Way is Domino and Ribbon’s first ever limited edition zine featuring FIVE individual, multi-colored flexi discs of EXCLUSIVE, UNRELEASED songs from Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs, John Maus, and Villagers. Smugglers Way was sold exclusively at indie retail for Record Store Day, April 21st 2012. 

The zine comprises 24 pages of original art and prose from Domino and Ribbon artists. Highlights include a short story penned by James Yorkston; a long form poem by Laura Marling; short form pieces by Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), Ade Blackburn (Clinic), and Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts); illustrations from Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Andrea Estella (Twin Sister), Conor O’Brien (Villagers) and Jon Hopkins; photography from Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), and an original arranged score of music by Owen Pallett. Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice designed the cover and Rob Carmichael at SEEN is responsible for the art direction and layout. 

LISTEN :: Real State at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. January 13, 2012
Sunday Brunch w/ Alex Bleeker & Ducktails 06/27/10
via Newtown Radio, “FROM THE VAULT: The Best of Newtown Radio”

Ducktails – Hamilton Road (Official Video)
The song from “Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics” (Woodsist)

Directed by Richard Law 2011
Filmed in Ridgewood, NJ 
on Hamilton Road and surrounding areas.
Starring: Matt Mondanile (of Ducktails, Real Estate) as “the Duck”, Kickball Katy (of Vivian Girls, La Sera) as “Red”, Alex Craig (Big Troubles) as “Mark Soft”, Martin Courtney (of Real Estate) as “Marty”.

And Ducktails’ 2009 LP “LANDSCAPES” will be released as CD with on October 26th via Japanese label PLANCHA. (Limited to 500)

One of the most recognized Finnish experimental music makers, Jan Anderzen is a Tampere based artist who rearranges images and sounds and makes the music of Tomutonttu audible. He is also known as the leader of the band Kemialliset Ystävät.  ‘Lautta lähtee’ is a new song, and ELÄVÄNÄ PLANEETALLA 12″ is due out on Matt Mondanile’s “New Images” label soon with DUCKTAILS‘ “KILLING THE VIBE” 12″.

Tomutonttu – Lautta lähtee by Tomutonttu


Ducktails performs Killin the Vibe at Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn
on February 4, 2011

WATCH more :: Woods perform Suffering Season at Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn on February 4, 2011, and stream Downloads + Streaming Songs through nyctaper.

Matt Mondanile performs the first track from ‘Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamic’ live at the Brudenell Social Club with Spectrals as his backing group.  The album is due out on Jan 18th (CD/Download), Feb 1st (LP) via Woodsist.

Ducktails – Killin’ The Vibe (ft. Panda Bear)

This is a vinyl (or on iTunes) bonus track version of ‘Killin’ the Vibe’ from “Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics”. It features Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective, Dent May and Jarvis Tavanierre of Woods.

Ducktails / Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

GETAWAY 2010, Premiere Version (NYSFF 2010)
Filmed by Joey Gallagher
Score by Calvin LeCompte of Tough Knuckles with songs by Ducktails (aka Matt Mondanile of Real Estate) and Julian Lynch

The forthcoming official third full-length “Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics” is due out on January 10th via Woodsist.  Julian Lynch’s next full-length “Terra” will be released early next year via Underwater Peoples.  It was recorded mostly at Evan Brody’s house while Jullian was recording Evan’s band Family Portrait.  READ :: recent interview at Octopus Windmill Blog.

Tough Knuckles – Is It What I Said

Tough Knuckles – Listen to the Thunder

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