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Real Estate reveals details of debut LP for Woodsist, announces Fall tour dates

By September 23, 2009No Comments

Real Estate

MP3: Real Estate – “Beach Comber”

“Real Estate waft in on vibes of hazy summers past. The New Jersey quartet of Martin Courtney IV, Matthew Mondanile III, Etienne Pierre Duguay and Alex Bleeker cut the sleeves short and the pop smooth to shade you from the midday heat. Every song works its way to that part of your consciousness that reveled in the fleeting waves of freedom that eked in once classes broke and the sun lingered a little longer over suburban roofs. And with three quarters of the band holding down Garden State roots its no surprise that a bit of Jersey indie-pop heritage sneaks its way into their sound, lifting the most sun streaked moments from The Feelies and Yo La Tengo and filtering them through the kaleidoscope of memories aimless drives through parched neighborhood streets.

Martin Courtney’s songwriting has a way of wrapping up the immediacy of youth with the ennui of age for the perfect shade of bittersweet bliss, mind you though, much heavier on the sweet than the bitter. Add to this Mondanile’s (Ducktails / Predator Vision) shimmering guitar strains full of equal parts sea foam and beer foam, pepper in the boardwalk clatter of Duguay’s drums Bleeker’s staccato low end and the perfect afternoon is just a lawn chair and boom box away.”-Andy French / Raven Sings The Blues


10-14 Brooklyn, NY – Monster Island Basement ^
10-15 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern @
10-16 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
10-17 Atlanta, GA – 529 *
10-18 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
10-19 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel * #
10-20 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary * #
10-21 New York, NY – Pianos (Force Field PR CMJ Day Party)
10-21 New York, NY – Santos Party House (Oh My Rockness CMJ party)
10-22 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands *
10-23 New York, NY – The Delancey (Underwater Peoples Showcase)
10-24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Mexican Summer Showcase)
10-25 New York, NY – The Living Room #
10-30 Storrs, CT – University of Connecticut $
11-02 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s %
11-03 Washington, DC – Black Cat %
11-04 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie %
11-06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom %
11-07 Boston, MA – Great Scott %
11-09 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore %
11-10 Toronto, Ontario – El Mocambo %
11-12 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle %

^ with Big Troubles
@ with Andrew Cedermark
* with Japandroids
# with Neon Indian
$ with Vivian Girls
% with Girls

Real Estate
Real Estate
Street Date: Nov. 17, 2009

1. Beach Comber
2. Pool Swimmers
3. Suburban Dogs
4. Black Lake
5. Atlantic City
6. Fake Blues
7. Green River
8. Suburban Beverage
9. Lets Rock The Beach
10. Snow Days


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