With Field Day fast approaching, I only clicked play on this track because I knew Ducktails were set to appear on the Sunday of the festival. Despite the fact that I'm not going to be in attendance on that day, intrigue got the better of me, and I'm pleased that it did.
Ducktails started off as the solo project of Matt Mondanile (of the critically acclaimed Real Estate), but having now recruited other members, the band is closing in on the release of their fifth LP, and have shared 'Headbanging In The Mirror' as the first single. Contrary to the title, there's no headbanging to be found, more gently swaying to this hazy summer dream
Even when the sun isn't shining where I am, the video directed by Rose Schlossberg (granddaughter of John F. Kennedy no less) is a great piece of escapism which takes you on drive with Mondanile to Southern California and it's as picturesque as it sounds.
So yeah, Ducktails would make the BBQ playlist if I had one.
St. Catherine is out on 24th July on Domino Records.