Ducktails is the side project of Real Estate's Matthew Mondanile. More synthetic than Real Estate, Ducktails' first releases were all burbling analog synths, bedroom processing, and sunburnt soundscapes. Ducktails' output has been prolific and perhaps a tad illusory, beginning with a number of cassettes, CD-Rs, 7"s, and a pair of "official" LPs. Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics (2011) took a bare-bones approach and marked a notable change in style. By the time The Flower Lane (2013) arrived, 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 (also 2013) retained the preceding album's sophisticated style, as did St. Catherine (2015), which featured James Ferraro and Julia Holter. ~ Nate Knaebel, Rovi
Ducktails is the solo project of Matt Mondanile with the occasional collaborator. Matt also plays in the bands Real Estate and Predator Vision.