Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile has nonchalantly mentioned that he’s almost finished with his latest album as Ducktails, despite the fact that St. Catherine was released just a few months ago. St. Catherine was colorful and incredibly intricate, and was an undeniably stunning example of the indie dream pop genre. “Don’t Want to Let You Know,” however, seems to take a different direction, and focuses more on texture and heaviness rather than meticulous and delicate experimentation. Everything from the instrumentals to the vocals sound much more relaxed, which makes me think that Mondanile is heading towards more intense chillwave with this next record. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if it pays off.
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