Single Review – Ducktails – Surreal Exposure

Matthew Mondanile’s solo project that is Ducktails is progressing through the singles of his upcoming album St Catherine and now adds ‘Surreal Exposure’ to follow up from ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’. The latter was a little safe, but nevertheless it was smooth and laid back despite the subtle shift in sound. The new single carries on down on this route with the lightly washed riffs and sweeter than sweet melodies with Matt’s soft edged and faded vocal which makes for another easy-listening, dream pop. There isn’t much to get your head around however, as it seems to be another safe song. This is certainly not looking to be an album that will set the world on fire either, but it will get you through a lazy summers day.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

Single Review – Ducktails – Headbanging in the Mirror

St. Catherine is the title of the latest impending release by Matt Mondanile AKA, Ducktails. The July 24th release see’s him heading in a more Baroque pop sort of direction from what the new single ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’ suggests. The spaced out fringes of the Dreampop from his previous work remains, but the mainstay of the instrumentation is more earthy with the gently ringing riffs and thin, warping organs. Once Matt’s hazy vocal is added to the mix, a laid back and dreamy song is almost unavoidable. It feels a little safe though well delivered and formed.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995