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Ducktails is an American band from New Jersey that began in 2006 as the solo recording project of Matt Mondanile (also of Real Estate).[1][2]Ducktails started up in a tool shed in Northampton, Massachusetts the summer before his last year at Hampshire College, The band name is a play on the title of the animated television series, DuckTales, from the late 1980s and early 1990s they recorded their first release, 1992 Demo, on a 4 track with cheap multi effects pedals and a guitar. After leaving college Matt Mondanile moved back to his parents’ home in New Jersey, where he recorded in the basement. Between 2007 and 2012 he recorded several albums, singles, cassettes, and split releases, mostly recorded on cassette tape. Ducktails’ self-titled debut album proper was released in 2009 on the Not Not Fun label, followed later that year with Landscapes. Third studio album Ducktails III: Ducktails releases have received significant critical acclaim, most notably from Pitchfork Media who have favourably reviewed the albums, and produced two video features on the band.