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Real Estate & Woods to tour together this Spring

By January 4, 2010No Comments

MP3: Woods – “To Clean”

MP3: Real Estate – “Beach Comber”

Real Estate


About Real Estate

“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

About Woods

The fourth full length by Woods, Songs of Shame, rips deeper with both 90-second and 10-minute forays into skeletal psychedelia. This is not to say the idiosyncratic songwriting style and vocalizing of Jeremy Earl is not present in spades but expanded, colored, and twisted into a tie-dye of soundscapes. Having toured incessantly over the last 12 months as a four piece (Jarvis Taveniere, G. Lucas Crane and Kevin Morby round out the band), many of the songs on Shame benefit from having been road worn, windblown, and deeply grooved. Released on Earl’s own Woodsist label (Wavves, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts) and on digital formats by the cassette culture poineers, Shrimper Records.

Songs of Shame performs some sleight-of-hand by sounding private and homespun yet also not just accessible but immediately lovable… has that almost subliminal ability to make one want to move in to listen more closely. And once you’ve been drawn in for a good listen, it becomes difficult not to want to come back for many more.” -Pitchfork

“Tons of great acts played the Woodsist/Todd P. showcase at Mrs. Beas (No Age, Crystal Stilts, The Oh Sees and Blank Dogs just to name a few), but the one that struck the biggest chord with me was this Brooklyn group. Crafting tight and beautifully lighthearted ghostly folkish songs – they are one of the finest bands playing in the unbelievably deep Brooklyn scene. I’ve seen them a bunch, and each time I get more excited about their sound.” –, Buzzworthy


Fri-Mar-12 New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat-Mar-13 Montreal, QC Lambi
Sun-Mar-14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Mon-Mar-15 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Tue-Mar-16 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Mar-17 – Mar 20 Austin, TX SXSW
Mon-Mar-22 Nashville, TN The End
Tue-Mar-23 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
Wed-Mar-24 Cleveland, OH The Spot at Case Western
Thu-Mar-25 Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh
Fri-Mar-26 Haverford, PA Haverford College
Sat-Mar-27 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel


Tue-Jan-05 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Sat-Jan-09 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Fri-Jan-22 Hanover, NH Dartomouth College

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