Monday, May 18, 2009

Listen to Ducktails

Equally as fantastic as the original cartoon, but spelled a bit differently, New Jersey's Ducktails just dropped it's first LP with Not Not Fun Records.

Ducktails were recently featured on the Underwater People's Summertime Showcase, a highly recommended compilation that also sports ill jams from Real Estate, Julian Lynch, and Frat Dad. Have at it for free via ButterxFace right now, or cough up $4.50 for it when it's released later this month.

Now I haven't had a chance to sit on the beach yet this year, but when that opportunity arises soon Ducktails will likely be the first thing to infiltrate my headphones. This avant surf pop record possesses sunny psychedelic swirls of bubbly vocals and cosmic synths guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The album's structure flows quite well and leads up to an 11 minute track that either brings you back to reality or blasts you off into outer space, your choice.

Soundgarden has copies on vinyl and compact disc, but I'd jump on it because it's limited to 600 pressings. Ducktails is on a European tour right now, but if any plans to come around these parts in the future surface I'll surely pass along details.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog.. and since this post I've been listening to Ducktails all week. Thanks for the heads up.