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The song "Neptune City NJ" from Backyard has a mellow Terry Riley vibe to it. I like it.

Trip Maker, Monday, 31 August 2009 14:42 (ten years ago) link

deej u like crazytown so

( ´_ゝ˙) (Dr. Phil), Monday, 31 August 2009 14:46 (ten years ago) link

its ok that youre not max rio not everyone is

fleetwood (max), Monday, 31 August 2009 16:15 (ten years ago) link

max rio, p.i.

fleetwood (max), Monday, 31 August 2009 16:19 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

so the ducktails dude also does real estate right? cuz the real estate album is really great. i haven't kept up much with in vogue beachcomber seaweed indie but i like this a lot. there are def songs that sound like the shins but i think it's got a very CCR quality about it imo, laid back, backwoods guitar strumming kinda thing

nog right (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 18:28 (ten years ago) link

Made a mix for my friends at the Bakery centered around the Real Estate "Fake Blues" 7" It also includes "Let's Rock the Beach" by Ducktails. They were listening to it today when I got my lunch!

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 18:36 (ten years ago) link

"Dolphins..." seconded.

I missed this guy a few weeks back, too bad (saw Shoji Hano and Dean Roberts instead, which was worth it).

CharlieS, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 01:37 (ten years ago) link

Man what has Dean Roberts been doin?

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 02:42 (ten years ago) link

A few weeks ago he played a really good set with a drummer (not sure who) here in Auckland. Slow quiet improv, about what I expected his songless stuff would sound like (I'd only ever heard Be Mine Tonight). I think he's living in New Zealand again. No clue, aside from that.

CharlieS, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:09 (ten years ago) link

Real Estate wouldn't sound out of place entertaining the evening beach crowd at the Myrtle Beach Holiday Inn. And I mean that as a compliment.

It's Favre O'Clock Somewhere!!! (leavethecapital), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:55 (ten years ago) link

Really liking the two Real Estate 7"s so far, particularly "Suburban Beverage". Need to get ahold of some Ducktails stuff.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

the real estate album is really nice.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

Is it out? Leaked?

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:51 (ten years ago) link

yeah, i'm talking about the s/t on woodsist, but half the songs are the same as some earlier "tour cd" i had downloaded ... not even rerecorded. i'm not complaining.

http://www.exclaim.ca/images/up-realestateLG.jpg

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:53 (ten years ago) link

Thanks, I'll have to get ahold of that one.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:57 (ten years ago) link

plz leo that n/a thx

how rad bandit (gbx), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:58 (ten years ago) link

Shit is hard to google.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:00 (ten years ago) link

i know!

how rad bandit (gbx), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:01 (ten years ago) link

search on here:

http://www.supersuperdb.com/

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:02 (ten years ago) link

Thanks, didn't know about that site.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:03 (ten years ago) link

these guys are playing chicago tomorrow, I am pondering going but probably won't because I am lazy.

dr johnson (askance johnson), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:13 (ten years ago) link

Yeah I thought about going to that, but with all the Pitchfork fawning over Girls, I'm a little wary of the annoying crowd this might draw.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:16 (ten years ago) link

Saw Real Estate @ The Funhouse (Seattle) tonight. Really nice, and a good deal more propulsive/energetic than I expected. Drummer & bassist hammer the tunes surprisingly hard. Reminded me of a bunch of different stuff: surf music, the "rhyming guitars" of Pell Mell & Love Tractor, a sort of John Frusciante version of late Pavement (plus they had Malkmus clothes), even Dire Straits. Only knew "Fake Blues" and "Pool Swimmers" going in, off a Woodsist 45 I picked up a while back, but I liked just about everything they played. Bought a copy of the new LP off them, which I'm listening to now. It's excellent, though much more relaxed & dreamy than the live show.

Band afterwards was Pill Wonder, who sounded too much like Animal Collective for my taste, so I split. A guy shooting hoops in the rain told me about clown cults in Italy, and how they used to eat people and terrorize them and so forth. The red mouth of the modern clown supposedly symbolizes the bloody jowls of this hideous cannibal clown ancestor. I dunno. Is this true? Did there used to be clown cults in Italy, and did they used to eat people? I would like to think so.

my full five minutes of iguana time (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 November 2009 08:51 (ten years ago) link

The internet provides little to no evidence supporting the existence of cannibal clown cults.

:(

my full five minutes of iguana time (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:16 (ten years ago) link

Okay so I've fallen really hard for Real Estate, but I'm not sure I can say the same for Ducktails. Backyard didn't feel like anything I'd really want to return to.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 November 2009 13:35 (ten years ago) link

<3 ducktails, kinda meh on real estate (tho it's certainly not BAD). and i'm getting more mileage out of 'landscapes' than 'backyard' fwiw

psychgawsple, Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:49 (ten years ago) link

cosign ^^

69, Thursday, 19 November 2009 19:38 (ten years ago) link

Like em both about equals, and yeah, Landscapes is my favorite Ducktails so far.

my full five minutes of iguana time (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 November 2009 23:06 (ten years ago) link

Like the s/t on NNF, too.

my full five minutes of iguana time (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 November 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

add note - i also picked up a real estate "live on the radio" lp at that show, which is much more like what i thought they'd sound like live: a clean, bright, unreverby version of the studio stuff, with a v understated rhythm section. looses some of the melancholy psychedelia, but still nice back porch jams. nowhere near as revelatory as woods' "acoustic family creeps" radio session ep.

contenderizer, Friday, 20 November 2009 22:05 (ten years ago) link

yeah, i like that woods AFC LP too

69, Friday, 20 November 2009 22:36 (ten years ago) link

yeah, one of my favorite records of the year - wish it were longer

contenderizer, Friday, 20 November 2009 22:39 (ten years ago) link

yeah

contenderizer, Friday, 20 November 2009 22:39 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Still haven't been able to find Landscapes, but am listening to the self-titled Ducktails right now and loving it a lot more than Backyard.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 December 2009 14:21 (ten years ago) link

I'm not max or anything but tht sunlounger track is amazing

conezy (cozwn), Friday, 11 December 2009 14:32 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

julian lynch album i like, kinda like a canaxis version of this

plax (ico), Monday, 8 March 2010 21:30 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

I really like the new album, even if it has veered more towards Real Estate territory than his previous albums (i.e. more "songs" and less textural, for the most part). Fair warning though, I'm a sucker for this particular vibe right now.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:41 (nine years ago) link

yeah, been listening to the new one a lot too, "porch projector" and "killin' the vibe" do it for me

the tune is space, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 22:07 (nine years ago) link

I'm not max or anything but tht sunlounger track is amazing

― conezy (cozwn), Friday, December 11, 2009 8:32 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha. glad ppl were feeling my sunlounger jam

*gets the power* (deej), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 22:23 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/ducktails-the-flower-lane

mizzell, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 21:54 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

???

Ducktails - Letter of Intent (my new single, premiered on Vogue today) http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/new-song-debut-ducktails-letter-of-intent-featuring-a-duet-with-jessa-farkas/#1

a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:04 (seven years ago) link

Are the ??? For the Vogue connection? Song sounds pretty good. Better than the title track, though the Supertramp whistle makes me chuckle every time.

mizzell, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:41 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, just seemed an unlikely place to premiere a Ducktails song.

a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:48 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

I really, really like the new one. I get why its kinda divisive, I can see how people who loved the bedroom sound of the self-titled or Landscapes might be put off by how crisp and smooth this is. But I dig how it kinda hits the midpoint between Real Estate, Ford & Lopation 80s sounds, and like Kaputt era Destroyer.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:09 (seven years ago) link

This guy totally lost me A dud in every sense of the word IMO. No identity.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:11 (seven years ago) link

OldHamSweat

groundhog-enorme-toute-grosse-253x300.jpg (clouds), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:12 (seven years ago) link

hadn't heard these guys before, but i like the latest release, especially the duets with the lady singer. i take it it's kind of a departure from the other stuff?

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:50 (seven years ago) link

Well he started out doing pretty lo-fi, fuzzy guitar based stuff, but subsequent releases (esp 2011's III) saw him meandering a little closer to Real Estate (his other band) territory. this one is a huge leap in sound quality and collaboration. the Ford & Lopatin dudes also show up, there are a lot of guests on this.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:52 (seven years ago) link

it's pretty good! especially like the "letter of intent" tune.

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 18:05 (seven years ago) link


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