We’re back with Dinked 132 – the debut album from Toronto jangle-pop duo Ducks Ltd. Modern Fiction is released on October 1st by Carpark Records.
Having broken through with their 2019 debut EP as Ducks Unlimited, Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. have carved out a niche as some of the finest indie pop songwriters this side of Felt with their disarmingly sweet-sounding yet lyrically dark jangle-pop tracks. Written in lead singer Tom McGreevy’s bedroom on unplugged electric guitar and drum machine, Modern Fiction’s bare bones were created before the pandemic forced the singer to return to his native Australia. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, allowing the album’s finishing touches, including strings, pedal steel and backing vocals from label-mates The Beths, to be recorded with producer James Cecil (who also produced The Goon Sax’s excellent 2018 album). This is truly a fantastic album of jangle-pop, sure to enthral fans of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Goon Sax and all things C86!
The Dinked Edition of Modern Fiction is on 600 limited and numbered Gold Nugget LP with an exclusive bonus flexi disc and signed postcard.