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Ducktails NZ Tour

Ducktails NZ Tour

Friday 25th September, 2009 12:00PM

Ducktails! No not DuckTales, the Walt's family cartoon about down to earth, resourceful ducks living with their rich uncle (hey that's almost like fresh prince!), but the fuzzy, drone even psych pop artist from New Jersey will be in NZ next month.

Ducktails aka Matthew Mondanile will be playing three NZ shows which will be well worth getting yourself along to:

Ducktails with Not Even Owls, Peter Wright, Adam Willetts & LA Lakers
Thu 8th October
84 Lichfield Street, Christchurch

Ducktails with The Aesthetics, The Forgotten Guests & Alex MacKinnon
Fri 9th October
None Gallery, Dunedin

Ducktails with Ghostwave and Nigel Wright
Sat 10 October
The High Seas, Auckland
Tickets for this show are on sale now here at UTR.

Here's a blurb:

Ducktails is the musical project of Matthew Mondanile originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey. “On the other side of the globe, solo artist Ducktails approaches psychedelic music from a pop perspective. Born in Northern Jersey and a graduate of Western Massachusetts liberal arts magnet Hampshire College, Matt Mondanile constructs tropical mixed tapes from outer space. Reached by phone before a show, Mondanile described his live performances as “like making a soundtrack to a movie on the spot.”

Though his recordings are improvised, his live sets weave longer pieces together. Acting as a collagist, he uses samples and plays over them with a synthesizer or a guitar. Asked about the influences of his work, Mondanile emphasized melody and a pop sensibility. He cited “oldies stations” on the radio as major touchstones. “I really like it when people can pick out melodies from the mush of sound they are presented with.” Ducktails’ music shimmers and sparkles as interwoven and overlapping transmissions. Though he cites the solo work of Tangerine Dream member Edgar Froese as a touchstone, and has been in his share of punk and noise groups, Mondanile highlighted the significance of song-craft in neo psychedelic music.

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Thu 8th Oct
84 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
Fri 9th Oct
None Gallery, Dunedin
Sat 10th Oct
The High Seas, Auckland