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Review: Ducktails - "Letter Of Intent"

Ducktails The Flower Lane

For the new Ducktails single, Matt Mondanile recruited Daniel Loptain aka Oneohtrix Point Never to contribute synth and Future Shuttle's Jessa Farkas to grace the tune with lead vocals. The end product is a multi-dimensional five minute dream pop nugget floating a tender love narrative. In addition to the Chromatics-esque vibe, the cut also includes psychedelic instrumental breaks, sensual falsettos and funky guitar sections. On a whole, it sounds nothing like Mondanile's past work under this alias, but things happen when you add a full band and some guest musicians to the mix. In this case, the change is welcomed.

The Flower Lane is out January 28th on Domino Records.