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The Flower Lane


Download links and information about The Flower Lane by Ducktails. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 40:20 minutes.

Artist: Ducktails
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 40:20
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No. Title Length
1. Ivy Covered House 3:29
2. The Flower Lane 4:28
3. Under Cover 6:09
4. Timothy Shy 4:04
5. Planet Phrom 3:30
6. Assistant Director 3:54
7. Sedan Magic 4:41
8. International Date Line 1:58
9. Letter of Intent 5:18
10. Academy Avenue 2:49



Prior to The Flower Lane, Ducktails seemed to mostly function as a way for Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile to experiment with riffs and rhythms in a low-fi setting. His latest release kicks things up several notches by tightening the songwriting and fleshing out the arrangements. The Flower Lane owes more to ‘70s-era jazz/pop and the ‘80s hipster soul of The Style Council. Lightly funky guitars and tingling analog synths lend aural polish to “Under Cover,” the title number, and similar slices of suburban cool. Guest vocal spots by Future Shuttle’s Jessa Farkas and Cults’ Madeline Follin on, respectively, “Letter of Intent” and “Sedan Magic” add to the album’s sleek yet moody sound. The presence of indie pop unit Big Troubles can be felt in the insistent pulse of tracks like “Timothy Shy” and “Assistant Director.” Mondanile’s yearning, slightly off-key vocals contrast with the album’s surface gloss and bring out the bittersweet romantic edge in the lyrics. The closing track, “Academy Avenue,” recalls Ducktails' experimental beginnings with its woozy instrumental weave and insular, slightly unhinged outlook.