Catch Real Estate Live at Terminal 5 Tomorrow NightOctober 1st, 2014
Alex Bleeker (bass), Martin Courtney (vocals and guitar) and Matt Mondanile (guitar) grew up together in Ridgewood, N.J. “We all went to high school together. And we’ve been playing together forever,” says frontman and former Titus Andronicus member Courtney. So they logically formed a band, Real Estate, and were eventually joined by Jonah Mauer (keys) and Jackson Pollis (drums). Over the course of two equally well-received spare, lo-fi albums, a self-titled debut (stream it below) in 2009 and 2011’s Days (stream it below), they’ve made lush, rolling soundscapes of dreamy psychedelic surf rock you could easily get lost in. But on their third album, last spring’s Atlas (stream it below), Real Estate (above, playing “Criminal”) have gone a bit mellower and more nuanced. Pitchfork says the band’s sound hasn’t changed, but their mood has: “The result is at once their most forlorn album and their most beautiful.” Find out for yourself tomorrow at Terminal 5.