Real Estate Announces New Album + Atlanta Show TONIGHT






Real Estate has been one of my favorite bands to arise from the surf-pop-rock-dream-whateveryoucallit movement that’s been going on the past few years. These talented gentlemen will be playing Atlanta, Georgia TONIGHT at The Earl. Tickets are still available so if you’re in Atlanta, head over there and see them with DENT MAY and our Atlanta favorites, THE BACK POCKETS!

New Jersey’s Real Estate are to release a new album, Days, on Tuesday October 18th, 2011. Recorded in Upstate New York through the late winter/spring of 2011 with Kevin McMahon (The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus), Days is a gorgeous suite of timelessly melodic, achingly melancholy pop songs and a delightfully confident follow-up to 2009’s exceptionally well-received eponymous debut. Comprised of nine new recordings and a revisit of last year’s enduringly wonderful “Out of Tune” standalone single, Days is the next step in the career of a uniquely close songwriting collective that feel more important with their every release.



Green Aisles

It’s Real

Kinder Blumen

Out Of Tune


Wonder Years

Three Blocks

Younger Than Yesterday

All The Same

A single, the buoyantly beautiful “It’s Real”, will precede the album on September 27th in the US and October 10th in the UK. The single will be released on 7″ and come backed with a new recording of “Blue Lebaron.”

Before that, however, we’re offering “It’s Real” for free for the bargain price of an email address. Click “MP3” in the player on this page to receive an instantaneous free download.

In more news, the band, consisting of Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile and Alex Bleeker, are currently on tour breaking in the new material as well as two new live members, drummer Jackson Pollis and keyboardist/guitarist Jonah Maurer.  You may catch them in action at the following locations and dates:


Tue-Jul-12    Atlanta, GA                The Earl *

Wed-Jul-13    Oxford, MS                Proud Larry’s*

Thu-Jul-14    Nashville, TN            Hard Rock Cafe / Sounds Like Summer *

Sun-Jul-17    Chicago, IL                Subterranean *

Mon-Jul-18    Detroit, MI                Magic Stick *

Tue-Jul-19    Toronto, ON                The Garrison *

Wed-Jul-20    Montreal, QC            Il Motore *

Sat-Jul-23    Brooklyn, NY                Prospect Park Bandshell #

Sun-Jul-24    Hoboken, NJ                Maxwell’s *

Sun-Jul-31    Big Sur, CA                Henry Miller Library / Woodsist Festival $

Tue-Aug-02    San Francisco, CA        The Independent %

* = w/ Dent May

# = w/ The Feelies & Times New Viking

$ = w/ Woods, The Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Sun Araw, White Fence

% = w/ Dominant Legs & Melted Toys

Featured Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbrill