Ducktails announces tour in support of The Flower Lane, makes use of the carpool lane

Ducktails announces tour in support of The Flower Lane, makes use of the carpool lane

Listening to Ducktails’ newest album The Flower Lane, you might notice a couple of standout characteristics. One: the lo-fi aesthetic typical of Matthew Mondanile’s previous work under the moniker has essentially been abandoned, and two: unless he has a surprising talent for altering his voice so that it sounds undeniably feminine, Mondanile seems to have found a few cohorts to contribute to his previously, almost strictly, solo project. The female voice might be Madeline Follin or Jessa Farkas, depending on which track you’re listening to, and the album itself offers all kinds of extra-Mondanile credits, including Joel Ford, Daniel Lopatin, and a few multi-instrumentalists. It’s all for the better, I say; The Flower Lane is easily my favorite Ducktails album.

Assuming I’m not alone in my thinking, you may be interested to know that Ducktails (meaning Mondanile and several of his creative companions) are set to tour the US at the beginning of March. Along the way, the band will play shows with Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Merchandise, Mark McGuire, and more. Check out the dates below, just after the seemingly deity-sent DJ Sprinkles remix (barely, it seems) of “Letter of Intent.”

03.06.13 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
03.07.13 - Raleigh, NC - King’s Barcade *
03.08.13 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival *
03.09.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
03.10.13 - Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
03.12.13 - Houston, TX - Walter’s on Washington
03.17.13 - Dallas, TX - Spillover Fest
03.20.13 - San Diego, CA - The Void @
03.21.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo @ #
03.22.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel @
03.24.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios @
03.26.13 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl @ %
03.27.13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza @ %
03.30.13 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club %
03.31.13 - Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin %
04.01.13 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival, The Mill %
04.02.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle %
04.03.13 - Toronto, ON - Garrison %
04.04.13 - Montreal, QC - II Motore %
04.05.13 - Boston, MA - Brandeis University %

* Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
@ Mark McGuire
# Merchandise, Wet Hair
% Monopoly Child Star Searchers

• Ducktails: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ducktails/78029223987

[Photo: Madalyn Baldanzi]

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