Ducktails | 07/20/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails new album St. Catherine is out this Friday, July 24th, and ahead of its release, you can stream it here now. 

St. Catherine is the 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. Watch the videos for "Headbanging in the Mirror" and "Surreal Exposure" below.

St. Catherine shows a far more delicate, subtle, polished version of his bedroom pop” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“[Surreal Exposure] gently warms the ears like the sun on an early summer afternoon” SPIN [Singles Mix]

“[Surreal Exposure’s] catchy chorus will have you singing it until the rest of the album drops” THE FADER

“these punchy new songs [on St. Catherine] sound like the coalescing of Mondanile’s vision” STEREOGUM

Ducktails will perform a special record release show this Friday, July 24 at The Getty, before heading out on a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below.

St. Catherine will be available this Friday on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.


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 - 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 ^
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