Real Estate confirmed today that guitarist Matt Mondanile will leave the group to focus on his solo project Ducktails. For the upcoming run, which kicks off June 25 in Santa Ana, CA, Mondanile will be replaced by Ridgewood, NJ guitarist Julian Lynch.
Mondanile released St. Catherine under the Ducktails name in 2015 while the members of Real Estate took a break following their Atlas world tour.
A statement for the band also noted that they are working towards a new record, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2017 release.
Read the full statement on Mondanile below.
As we get ready for our first show in over 10 months we’d like to share the news that Julian Lynch will be taking the place of Matt Mondanile on lead Guitar. We’re excited to have Julian on board for our live shows and our new album, which is currently in progress. Matt will continue to focus his creative energy on Ducktails.