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New Ducktails, “Killin’ the Vibe” ft. Panda Bear

In Celebrate Your Scene, Choice Cuts, New Jersey, Song Reviews on January 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Ducktails - Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

Yeaahh buddy. Ridgewood, New Jersey’s very own Matt Mondanile of Real Estate has a new song from his upcoming Woodsist release Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. It’s called “Killin’ the Vibe” and it features Panda Bear, of Animal Collective fame. You couldn’t be blamed for thinking it’s almost a Real Estate song. Last time I saw Ducktails live they were opening for Wild Nothing (who are playing with Abe Vigoda and Silly Kissers on Febuary 16th at La Sala Rossa) at Monster Island Basement in Brooklyn, NY, and it was a great time. Previously, I had seen or heard Matt play by himself with loops, pedals, a guitar, and vocals. That time it was a full band with members of Big Troubles and Fluffy Lumbers helping to round out the line-up. I loved the new sound, it was full and energetic, two things I may not have been able to say of Ducktails before. The music’s sound may have changed from looped beats, guitar and vocals to full-band songs, but he hasn’t lost any of the chops or charm that made his older songs so enjoyable. My heart swells with pride that one of my favorite New Jersey-based musicians is collaborating with one of my favorite anywhere-based musicians, Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox). Take a listen to the song on Pitchfork, be sure to catch him on tour (full dates below, he’s also having an east coast tour in February with Woods), and pick the up record from Woodsist, cause it’s definitely a good one. Also, be sure to keep an eye on New Images, the new label from Matt Mondanile, which will be sure to put out some awesome music, including the 12″ of “Killin’ the Vibe” which features Panda Bear.

DUCKTAILS JANUARY SHOWS

JANUARY 15h – DUCKTAILS /  SILK FLOWERS / SORE EROS @ PILAM PHILADELPHIA
JANUARY 18th – DUCKTAILS / SMITH WESTERNS / BASS DRUM OF DEATH @ Glasslands
JANUARY 27th – EAST VILLAGE RADIO SESSION

** Also, if you’re in Montreal tonight, come to see the Starving Artists Series at Cagibi (5490 St Laurent) with Armen at the Bazaar and CKUT DJ God Pigeon playing after several excellent poets and other writers. Show’s at 7:30pm and it’s only $3 so come on by. [FB Event Page] **

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