The solo outlet of Real Estate member Matt Mondanile, psych-pop project Ducktails is back with the latest visual companion to this year’s excellent The Flower Lane. Standout single “Under Cover” sees Mondanile retuning to his hometown of Ridegewood, NJ employing an abandoned house the artist has used in two prior videos and prefers for its unique design. Featuring a dreamy chorus that serves as the central axis point, the song serves as a diverse landscape for Ducktails to run through with searing guitar passages and brilliant saxophone solos.
The video comes paired with the announcement of a new set of US and European tour dates for the band, starting with a previously mentioned free show at the Museum of Modern Art on July 25th as well as the free River Rocks show with Titus Andronicus on August 8th. Watch Ducktails in “Under Cover” and check out the group’s tour dates below.
Also, be sure to read Jim Appio’s full review of The Flower Lane where you may stream the album in full.
Ducktails Tour Dates:
07/25 New York, NY – Museum of Modern Art
08/01 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
08/02 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
08/04 Washington, DC – Black Cat Downstairs
08/05 Northampton, MA – American Legion Hall
08/06 Boston, MA – Cambridge Elks
08/08 New York, NY RiverRocks at Pier 84 ^
08/10 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West * ¥
08/11 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset * !
08/12 Lecce, Italy – Contronatura Festival +
08/13 Ravenna, Italy – Hana Bi
08/14 Luzern, Switzerland – Radio 3fach Voliere
08/15 Zurich, Switzerland – Elmo Delmo
08/17 Paredes De Coura, Portugal – Parades de Coura Festival
08/19 Santiago Compostella, Spain – venue TBD
08/21 Paris, France – Le Trabendo – Iceberg
08/22 London, UK – The Borderline
08/23 Machester, UK – Soup Kitchen
08/24 Bristol, UK – Louisiana
08/25 Brighton, UK – The Hope
08/27 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
08/28 Rotterdam, Holland – Rotown
08/29 Gronigen, Holland – Vera
^ = w/ Titus Andronicus
* = w/ Dirty Beaches
¥ = w/ Neil Young, Julia Holter and more
! = w/ Mikal Cronin
+ = w/ Laetitia Sadier Trio