Ducks Ltd. FKA Ducks Unlimited, have signed with Carpark Records (Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz). With the announcement the band will be dropping an expanded reissue of debut EP Get Bleak out May 21st, and a new single/video, “As Big As All Outside.” Ducks Ltd is comprised of friends Evan Lewis (lead guitar) and Tom Mcgreevy (vocals/rhythm guitar).
The original tracks on the EP demonstrate the debut stylings of Ducks Ltd., the three bonus tracks on the expanded version serve as indications of new music to come later. Bringing the band’s characteristic restless bounce, thoughtful lyricism and penchant for orchestration, the tracks explore topics like troubled friendships and self-destructive desires while maintaining the balance of earnest self-reflection and humor.
“As Big As All Outside” delves into living with decline and is about dread, and the catharsis of escaping that feeling. “Over the last several years I don’t think I was alone in the sense of decline that seemed to be hanging over a lot of day to day existence, and on my bad days I can really let that feeling permeate everything. I’m consistently awed by all of the little things that can pull me out of it though. Things as simple as the extended ‘Canadian Club’ mix of the 1991 Sisters of Mercy single ‘Vision Thing’ which gets a mention in the third verse. The original version of ‘Vision Thing’ is good, but for the extended mix they just add on 2 and a half minutes at the end of Andrew Eldritch doing spooky laughs and vamping and it totally fucking rules. Never fails to remind me that in spite of everything the world is capable of being very good and fun sometimes.”
2. Gleaming Spies
3. Annie Forever
6. As Big As All Outside
7. It’s Easy
Pre-order Get Bleak by Ducks Ltd. via Carpark Records HERE