11 January 2011

killin' the vibe

Guitarist Matthew Mondanile writes and records music for his side project, Ducktails, when he isn't busy with the boys from Real Estate. He has gained a considerable amount of attention for the catchy, lazy tunes he's composed under this moniker, and has already done some pretty interesting collaborative work with other favorite musicians of mine, like Julian Lynch. But ever since I heard that there was going to be a track on his newest album, Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics (out of January 18 via Woodsist), featuring Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of Animal Collective, I've been teeming with excitement.
The track sounds about like I imagined it would; relaxed guitar riffs that make you feel like you're lost on a beach somewhere are sprinkled with driving electronic samples, tambourines, and classic Lennox melodies. The track over all is a bit repetitive and though it seems at times like it should develop into something more substantial, the main vocal catch paints a lovely picture and asks:
"Can't you just sit a while / and try your hardest to smile?"


Ducktails featuring Panda Bear – Killin’ The Vibe

1 comment:

Justin said...

took a while for you to post this