For anyone who has desperately been seeking new material from surf-pop favorites Real Estate, look no further than Ducktails (and notice the spelling difference from the mid-nineties afternoon cartoon Scrooge McDuck vehicle). [As an aside, I wrote that first sentence without doing any research and not realizing that Ducktails is the work of Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile. I suppose he has a distinct style he likes to stick to.] While the similarities are palpable, it doesn’t make the work any less enjoyable.
[mp3] Ducktails :: Killin the Vibe from the forthcoming Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
If you pre-order the impending album on iTunes, or the vinyl from Woodsist, you’ll also receive an even sweeter bonus version of “Killin the Vibe,” featuring vocals from Animal Collective’s Panda Bear along with contributions from guests Dent May and Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere. I was sold well before all the extras.