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How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

The words after the backslash at their MySpace are “Let’s Rock The Beach,” but Real Estate are more about the lovably down-and-out Jersey Shore than a pristine Caribbean. The quartet mention Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood NY, Jersey City, and Brooklyn as their location (that’s two out of four, which counts), the Boss and “New Jersey” itself… More »

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Ducktails – “Don’t Want To Let You Know” Video

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile put out his last album as Ducktails, St. Catherine, just a few months ago, and now he's already followed it…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Ducktails – “Surreal Exposure” Video (Feat. Mac DeMarco)

Yesterday we saw a preview of Ducktails' "Surreal Exposure" video, which features project mastermind Matthew Mondanile goofing around with goofing expert Mac DeMarco. Now, less…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2015 - 10:47 am

Preview Ducktails’ “Surreal Exposure” Video Starring Mac DeMarco

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile is set to release his fifth solo LP as Ducktails in a few weeks. We've already heard a couple of…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Ducktails – “Surreal Exposure”

Ducktails is Matt Mondanile's reliably great solo project, and when he's not playing guitar for New Jersey languid psych-rockers Real Estate, he finds the time…
Caitlin White | June 8, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Ducktails – “Headbanging In The Mirror”

Matt Mondanile put out his first Ducktails record in 2009, and he's consistently released a new album every few years, usually in the downtime between…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 10:09 am

Matt Mondanile – “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” (Neil Young Cover)

Matt Mondanile, the Real Estate guitarist and Ducktails frontman, apparently isn't so busy with his side projects that he can't record the odd fuck-around cover…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Ducktails – “Honey Tiger Eyes”

Next month, Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile's Ducktails will release a 12" EP, Wish Hotel, a follow-up to his LP The Flower Lane, also from…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Ducktails – “Under Cover” Video

Earlier this year, Ducktails, the Real Estate side project led by guitarist Matt Mondanile, released the sunny and extremely likable LP The Flower Lane, which…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 10:54 am

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix)”

Tame Impala have a new release, the Mind Mischief EP. Pressed via Modular, the EP is out today and features the band’s “Mind Mischief” single…
Liz Pelly | March 3, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent (The Mark McGuire Road Chief Remix)”

The oddly melodic drone band Emeralds announced their breakup earlier this year, but the band's members, including Mark McGuire, have always kept busy with extracurricular…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 8:59 am

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent” Video

For the remarkably smooth and supple new album The Flower Lane, Matthew Mondanile’s Real Estate side project Ducktails has become a real band, one that…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 11:23 am

Stream Ducktails The Flower Lane

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile aka Ducktails gave us a taste of his upcoming LP The Flower Lane with the album’s title track and “Letter
Claire Lobenfeld | January 22, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent”

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile also records as Ducktails, and his new album The Flower Lane drops next month. We've already posted the album's title
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Ducktails – “The Flower Lane”

Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile has released three loose and languid albums under his Ducktails moniker -- it's not easy to make Real Estate seem…
Michael Nelson | October 10, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Ducktails & Panda Bear – “Killin The Vibe”

Panda Bear joins one of his many aesthetic offspring Ducktails (aka Real Estate's Matthew Mondanile) on this alternate bonus take of Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics'
brandon | January 12, 2011 - 9:42 am

Ducktails – “Dorm Room”

"Dorm Room" is an unreleased outtake from the forthcoming Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. Instead of the album proper, you'll find it on Chocolate Bobka's "bi-annual…
brandon | November 9, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Ducktails – “Hamilton Road”

This fall Matthew Mondanile's releasing his third Ducktails album Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. Last time we saw Mondanile he was frolicking at the beach for…
brandon | August 6, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Ducktails – “Apple Walks” Video

The video for "Apple Walks" opens with branches and leaves that seem to be leading toward an apple orchard, but it's only a matter of…
brandon | July 26, 2010 - 12:49 pm