MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 |
Posted by: Don Saas
Real Estate's Matt Mondanile might be the most criminally under-appreciated guitarist working today. Rather than the endless riffing on blues & classic rock that constitutes most great contemporary guitar work (not that there's anything wrong with that style), Mondanile works entirely in his own metier (though hints of surf rock make their way into his sound, Real Estate certainly aren't a surf rock band). Perhaps that's why we shouldn't be surprised that out of the three Real Estate solo albums this year, Mondanile's solo project Ducktails has received the most attention. St. Catherine was released to solid reviews earlier in the year and Mondanile is already back with new music. He's dropped the synth heavy and minimalist (both in sound and visuals) video for his new track, "Don't Want To Let You Know," and if you've ever wondered what Mondanile would sound like as chillwave on LSD, this is the track that will sate your curiosity.