Ducktails | 10/09/13

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DucktailsWish Hotel consists of five songs recorded by Matt Mondanile at home in Ridgewood, New Jersey. All instrumentation was recorded by Mondanile and mixed by Al Carlson. This EP finds Mondanile returning back to the blown out guitar and synthesizer work of his past releases. Listen to ‘Honey Tiger Eyes’ HERE.

Wish Hotel follows the January 2013 release of The Flower Lane, Ducktails’ first long player for Domino. The Flower Lane took a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases towards the more collaborative environment of the studio. Ducktails' Matt Mondanile (who also plays in Real Estate) roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. The ten songs on The Flower Lane moved across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout.

The EP is available for pre-order now as a limited edition translucent white 12" (only 100 available! / standard edition to follow later) and digitally on iTunes; all pre-orders come with an instant grat of the song "Honey Tiger Eyes".

Limited Edition LP

01 - Tie-Dye
02 - Honey Tiger Eyes
03 - Wish Hotel
04 - Jazz
05 - Naïve Music