Ducktails | 07/07/15

Image: Ducktails Surreal Exposure video

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the video for new single, “Surreal Exposure,” from his forthcoming album St. Catherine out later this month on July 24. Watch the Richard Law-directed "Surreal Exposure" video below. It finds Mondanile and fellow musician Mac DeMarco spending a quality summer afternoon together by the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens, an apropos setting for the summery nature of Ducktails’ forthcoming album. 

The video follows the release of "Headbanging In The Mirror," the first track to be shared from the album; further affirms Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. 

Ducktails also recently announced a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below. 

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine

St. Catherine will be available on July 24 on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP. Few copies remain of the limited edition coloured vinyl through the Domino Mart. Pre-order on iTunes and receive both "Headbanging in the Mirror" and "Surreal Exposure" instantly.

Ducktails tour dates:
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^
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 ^
08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah * 

^ with Itasca
* with Regal Degal