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Stream Real Estate’s new album, Days, at NPR now

By October 11, 2011No Comments


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New Jersey outfit Real Estate recently announced North American tour dates in support of their second album and Domino debut, Days, on October 18th (17th in UK). The tour starts in Chicago on Halloween, heads west, then turns to the south and wraps up with a homecoming show at NYC’s-famed Bowery Ballroom, getting them home just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Before the tour, the band will perform at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Queens on the afternoon of Oct. 15, for the low low cost of free.

Pitchfork declared Days’ lead single “It’s Real” a Best New Track praising the band for their ‘love and inherent knowledge of beautifully understated pop moments.’ Days is also now available to pre-order on Compact Disc, Cassette and Vinyl. The exclusive Domino Mart vinyl pre-order includes a white label bootleg 12″ of the band’s June 30, 2011 live performance at Brooklyn venue 285 Kent Ave, limited to only 300 copies! The band previewed the album in its entirety for those lucky enough to be in attendance, and thankfully NYC Taper was there to capture the greatness.

Days was recorded over the course of five patient months in a remote New Paltz, NY barn-cum-studio with the help of Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen), is a coming of age moment for childhood friends Martin Courtney (Guitar and Vocals), Matt Mondanile (Guitar) and Alex Bleeker (Bass): a gorgeous suite of guitar-pop songs. Days is a testament to the fact that the sonic formula Real Estate developed and shared with their debut album (Real Estate, Woodsist 2009) heralded the arrival of a new, genuine and enduring group of voices in American independent music. Days sees the band tighten and refine their brand of timeless, melodic and genuine music- consolidating the breezy sketches of their earlier work into considered, graceful pop songs.

Tour Dates

10/15 Queens, NY Astoria Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden @ 4pm
10/20 Berlin, Germany Magnet Club
10/22 Gent, Belgium Charlatan Club
10/23 Brighton, UK Hanbury Ballroom
10/24 Manchester, UK Now Wave @ Islington Mill
10/25 London, UK The Garage #
10/26 Bristol, UK Start The Bus
10/27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Bitterzoet
10/28 Paris, France Pitchfork Festival
10/31 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
11/01 Minneapolis, MN TBD *
11/03 Denver, CO Moe’s *
11/04 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
11/05 Boise, ID Neurolux *
11/06 Portland, OR Doug Fir *
11/07 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *
11/08 Vancouver, BC Biltmore *
11/11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s *
11/12 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
11/13 San Diego, CA Sunset Temple *
11/14 Phoenix, AZ Sail Inn *
11/16 Austin, TX The Parish *
11/17 Dallas, TX Club Dada *
11/18 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
11/19 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies *
11/20 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Art Works *
11/21 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s *
11/23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
11/30 Barcelona, Spain KGB
12/01 Valencia, Spain Wah Wah
12/02 Madrid, Spain El Sol
12/03 Lisbon, Portugal LZB
12/05 Clermont Ferrand, France TBD
12/09 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
12/10 Gothenberg, Sweden Henriksberg
12/11 Stockholm, Sweden Slussen
12/12 Oslo, Norway John Dee

* = w/ Big Troubles
# = w/ Twin Sister, Trailer Trash Tracys

Real Estate
Street Date: Oct. 18, 2011

Green Aisles
It’s Real
Kinder Blumen
Out Of Tune
Wonder Years
Three Blocks
Younger Than Yesterday
All The Same

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