Ducktails is the one-man psychedelic pop project of Matthew Mondanile, guitarist for North Jersey's Real Estate and more importantly, a proud son of the mid-1980s.
At 22 he started releasing his own cassette albums at first living in Northampton, MA. His first 7 inch came out on Breaking World Records followed by a string of LP's, Cassettes, and CD's on small independent likeminded labels like Not Not Fun, Olde English Spelling Bee,Release the Bats, Arbor, Goaty Tapes etc. Born in
Ridgewood, NJ and now surrounded by a like- minded crew of young songwriters, Matt spends his time either touring or recording in the basement of his parent's house and partying in the city.
Categorized by David Keenan as part of the "hypnagogic pop" movement, Ducktails attempts to realize a shared cultural memory and nostalgia through various genres, drone, psych, music concrete, etc.