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Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile Detailed by Seven Women

On Friday, SPIN and Pitchfork revealed that Matt Mondanile, the ex-Real Estate guitarist who also performs as a solo artist under the name Ducktails, was…
Andy Cush / October 16, 2017

Ducktails Dropped From Performance in the Philippines

Ducktails have been dropped from their performance in the Philippines. After allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding former Real Estate guitarist and current Ducktails musician Matt…
Rob Arcand / October 15, 2017

Matt Mondanile aka Ducktails Departed Real Estate Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

SPIN can report that the former Real Estate guitarist was dismissed from the band in February 2016 after “allegations of unacceptable treatment of women."
Andy Cush / October 13, 2017

Ducktails Came to Play Synths and Smoke Cigarettes in ‘Don’t Want to Let You Know’ Video

While touring in Switzerland, Matt Mondanile of Ducktails found the spare time to film a music video for his new song "Don't Want to Let…
Andrew Unterberger / November 22, 2015

Real Estate’s Martin Courtney Made a Solo Record Because He Couldn’t Think of a Good Band Name

Mark 2015 as the year of the Real Estate solo album. To date, frontman Martin Courtney has mostly chilled out during the downtime following last year's…
Colin Joyce / October 2, 2015

Review: Ducktails Stay Low-Key Groovy on ‘St. Catherine’

"Head banging in the mirror / Wish I could see so much clearer," Matt Mondanile sings over crisply mechanized percussion and sun-warmed six-strings on "Headbanging," the…
Harley Brown / July 24, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Your Friend in Sublime Indie Rock, Matt Mondanile of Ducktails

The thing that you quickly learn about Matt Mondanile while having a conversation with him about contemporary indie music: Dude is friends with everybody. Not…
Andrew Unterberger / July 22, 2015

Ducktails and Mac DeMarco Pal Around in ‘Surreal Exposure’ Video

Real Estate guitarist Matt Modanile is set to issue his latest Ducktails LP St. Catherine later this month. We've already heard the gently drifting single…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Travi$ Scott, Ducktails, Bilal, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from New Jersey guitar-pop…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2015

See Ducktails Freeze in Central Park for ‘Letter of Intent’ Video

Back when Ducktails dropped III: Arcade Dynamics, the goopy pop project was solely the domain of Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile. But for the chillwave graduate's just-out…
Chris Martins / February 22, 2013

Ducktails, ‘III: Arcade Dynamics’ (Woodsist)

With 2010's chillwave tide receding, Real Estate guitarist and Ducktails' lone member Matthew Mondanile moves more toward lo-fi pop on his third full-length. Unfortunately, Mondanile's…
SPIN Staff / January 18, 2011