Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ducktails Inspires Me to Go Fishin'

I'm a little overwhelmed at the prospect of trying to blog about all the noise pop being released just today! But I'll do the best I can as I can get to it.

But first...here's a picture I took of Cloud Nothings at The Basement in Columbus Friday night. 

Their leader, Dylan Baldi, should really keep these guys around. The drummer was particularly amazing and really brought CN's songs alive. I was ecstatic and bought some old tape from Baldi that sounds like chillwave, I guess.

You can hear my favorite CN song, "Should Have", on my radio show, in the sidebar to your right.

Anyway, back to new releases. I suppose I'll start with Ducktails.

  • Ducktails - Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics (Woodsist) [alexphelan.com/ducktails]
  • Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
    Arcade Dynamics -
    Download here
    • One-man band Matthew Mondanile, also of the band Real Estate, presents his, um, third full-length solo album (I'm guessing from the title).
    • This is bedroom pop that not only sounds homemade but also makes you feel at home. Not lazy, but not quite ready to face the day, either. If you can imagine noise pop for goin' fishin', this is it. It's not all that noisy, really, though, but appropriately lo-fi.
    • He finally moved out of his parents' house exactly one month ago and is preparing his own record label called New Images.
Here's one of my favorite tracks from the album.

Ducktails - "Killin' the Vibe" (Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics; 1/18/2011)

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