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Ducktails (Matt Mondanile of Real Estate)

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Ducktails (Matt Mondanile of Real Estate)

Mark McGuire, Magic Trick (solo)

Fri, March 22, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$12 adv / $15 door

This event is all ages

Ducktails (Matt Mondanile of Real Estate)
Ducktails (Matt Mondanile of Real Estate)
Ducktails, the increasingly less “solo” endeavor of Matt Mondanile, is set to release The Flower Lane, which is the project’s fourth album and his first for Domino. Recorded and mixed over the summer of 2012 with Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never) as Mondanile’s hectic schedule as a concurrent member of Real Estate began to wind down after a year in support of their Domino debut album, Days, the ten track album will hit the streets on January 29th to be preceded by the single release of effervescent pop gem “Letter of Intent.”

Taking a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases toward the more collaborative environment of the studio, Ducktails’ Matt Mondanile roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. The ten songs on The Flower Lane move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout.

With brooding seducers “Under Cover,” “The Flower Lane,” and “Sedan Magic” along with a stunning cover of founding Clean/Chills member Peter Gutteridge’s “Planet Phrom,” the ambient pop of The Flower Lane is, from start to finish, as spirited as the time these folks had recording it. Support came in many forms, from the backing of the New Jersey band Big Troubles to contributions from Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Joel Ford (Ford + Lopatin), Madeline Follin (Cults) and Sam Mehran (Outer Limitz), to name a few, The Flower Lane defies the cliche of “embracing the big studio” by successfully making the songs feel immediate on an emotional level after they’ve passed through the dozen other wizardly minds of the studio collaboration while still conveying the fun they had working together.

One of the standouts on The Flower Lane is the duet between Future Shuttle’s Jessa Farkas and Big Trouble’s Ian Drennan on “Letter of Intent.” As with Felt’s “Primitive Painters,” where the contrasting voices of Lawrence Hayward and Cocteau Twin Elizabeth Fraser exchange pained verses or with Tom Petty’s seductively plodding collaboration with former Eurythmic Dave Stewart on his synth-driven hit “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Letter Of Intent” is proof of the expanding range of Ducktails’ song craft.
Mark McGuire
Surrogate Channels" is a new, unofficial EP, recorded during the spring and summer of 2012, at Heavenly Bodies in Portland, Oregon. The first track, "Morning, and the Gold Coast" was inspired by the beautiful beaches of Australia, like Byron Bay and Surfer's Paradise. Reflections on mellow times hanging with Lawrence English, getting sunburned, sitting in the waves facing the shore and just floating, breaking into a public pool in Brisbane, 2am bike ride through briz, all the peace that the southern hemisphere brought me during my travels there. The second track, "Surrogate Channels", was recorded in July while I was home for a week with barely any of my gear, save for an almost fully-functioning SQ-1 that Adam Forkner had left on my porch that same week. Way more stressed-out than track one, foreshadowing jams to come on my next full-length.. The B side (or, track 3) was also recorded that same week in July, with the same, weird set of gear. "Controlled by Numbers" is a meditation on the numbers, dates, and symbols that have cycled around my life, and had a strange presence in the back of my mind. Music for unraveling, and re-alignment, beginning at dawn, and ending in the dead of night.
Magic Trick (solo)
Magic Trick (solo)
Magic Trick is Tim Cohen (Fresh & Onlys, Black Fiction), Noelle Cahill, Alicia Vanden Heuvel (#poundsign#, Still Flyin), and James Kim (Kelley Stoltz Band, Court & Spark).

Empty Cellar Records is proud to announce the latest full-length album by Tim Cohen, The Glad Birth of Love. This is Tim Cohen's fourth album following his 2009 debut, The Two Sides of Tim Cohen (Empty Cellar), and two full-lengths (Laugh Tracks / Tim Cohen's Magic Trick) and one EP (Bad Blood) on New York's Captured Tracks label. Featuring guest appearances by John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), Grace Cooper (The Sandwitches), Diego Gonzalez (The Dry Spells, Citay), and several other San Francisco musicians, The Glad Birth of Love is the first Tim Cohen album to not directly bear his name, but the name of his band, Magic Trick. Recorded in a tower at Tim Cohen's home this album marks a departure from his signature radio-ready song craft. The Glad Birth of Love is a 45 minute album composed of four epic long-form compositions saturated with Tim's uncanny pop sensibilities and vivid lyrical imagery. Transitioning seamlessly from sparse acoustic blues, to dense bass & oud ragas, to layered of lush vocal harmonies this album is a culmination of Tim's work to date.

"As a lyricist, Fresh & Onlys frontman Tim Cohen clearly evokes the early era of rock'n'roll he also explores in his music. His chord changes are simple without being rudimentary, his lyrics are romantic without being cheesy, and-- perhaps most notably-- his output is outrageously prolific without skirting inconsistency." --Pitchfork
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com