Next year Matt Monandile returns under his Ducktails moniker with a new album called The Flower Lane. We’ve already heard the title track quite a while back, so Ducktails is giving us another preview of the album with a track called “Letter of Intent.” The song features Jessa Farkas of Future Shuttle and Ian Drennan of Big Troubles on vocal duties and Monandile’s usual laid back melodies beneath. Stream the track below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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