Published May 05, 2015Real Estate are about to embark on a spring North American tour in support of last year's Atlas LP, but guitarist Matt Mondanile has still managed to make some time for a new release from his Ducktails project.
Ducktails will release St. Catherine on July 24 through Domino Records. It marks the fifth full-length from Mondanile under this particular moniker, following up 2013's The Flower Lane LP and the same year's Wish Hotel EP.
St. Catherine was recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin, and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR). Guests featured on the record include James Ferraro on "Headbanging in the Mirror" and Julia Holter on "Church" and "Heaven's Room."
A press release describes the new material as "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."
You can hear the first taste of what that sounds like by scrolling past the full 11-song tracklisting and Ducktails' upcoming North American tour dates below, and giving lead single "Headbanging in the Mirror" a spin in the player.
1. The Disney Afternoon
2. Headbanging In The Mirror
3. Into The Sky
4. Heaven's Room
5. St. Catherine
6. The Laughing Woman
7. Surreal Exposure
10. Krumme Lanke
07/24 Los Angeles, CA - Getty Museum
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, ON - Garrison
08/06 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
08/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08/09 Boston, MA - Great Scott