Watch: Ducktails Goes On A Sun-Soaked Gentlemen’s Romp With Mac DeMarco In “Surreal Exposure”

Mike Mehalick July 13, 2015 News No Comments


Two years removed from the excellent The Flower Lane and only one from Real Estate’s last LP, Atlas, Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails project is back just in time to deliver in time with more lush, summer ready music in 2015. St. Catherine, the fifth full length in the Ducktails canon, will see release later preceded by singles “Headbanging In The Mirror” and the just released “Surreal Exposure.”

Mondanile’s gorgeous, sun-baked, intricately woven guitar passages are met with an intimate, refreshed pulse in “Surreal Exposure” with the enlistment of Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s XO and Either/Or, adding to the shimmering Baroque-pop sound. The video for the track features Mondanile following, and being seduced by, the sounds coming from a home occupied by Mac DeMarco. After knocking on his door, DeMarco takes Mondanile on a lovely boat ride, fucks him in the face with a cactus and invites him in for a shared shower. Romance!

Watch the video for Ducktails’ “Surreal Exposure” along with the band’s upcoming tour dates. St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition colored vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

Upcoming 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

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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