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Ducktails is a music project led by American songwriter and guitarist Matt Mondanile, started in 2006. From 2013 to 2016, it was expanded as a band.

Following a number of limited-run cassette releases, the 2009 albums Ducktails and Landscapes brought Ducktails critical recognition. The project was associated with the mid-2000s hypnagogic pop scene. Six studio albums have been released since then.

The band's music has been alternately characterized as "hypnagogic pop", "woozy, horizontal pop" and "lo-fi". AllMusic described their work as "all burbling analog synths, bedroom processing, and sunburnt soundscapes." Jason Lymangrover in The List described Ducktails releases as having "a sketchpad feel to them" described as "a typically giddy blend of psych, drone, summer jams, tropical riffs and hazy vocalisms". Early recordings were freeform jams, once described as "bizarre, krautrock-influenced sound collages", but later material has more conventional song structures, more akin to his work in Real Estate. Liz Pelly, reviewing The Flower Lane for the Providence Phoenix described his earlier work as "collaged pop ideas with kaleidoscopic filters and home-recorded hiss".


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