Real Estate

The Arches presents

Real Estate

Sat 18 Feb 2012 | 7pm | £12 + bf

Psych pop from the hyped New Jersey indie band behind It’s Real, one of the biggest underground hits of 2011.

Sounding like the effortlessly wistful soundtrack to an American coming-of-age flick, Real Estate‘s self-titled debut, released in 2009, made waves on the lo-fi indie blogosphere after breezing in at 8.5 on Pitchfork. Fittingly, the album was pieced together during the long New Jersey summer the previous year by high school friends raised on Weezer, the Strokes and surf/stoner culture looking for somewhere to channel their energy between university terms.

Second album Days, released in October last year, saw the band return with even stronger melodies, janglier guitars and a further decline into carefree ease which leaves them practically horizontal. Still soliloquising on barbeques on the beach, long
suburban summers and the willowy girls they spent them with, single It’s Real has got them noticed on a level which seems to defy their stripped-back lyrical simplicity, confidently slipping in at no.5 in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2011 as well as gaining much love on stations such as BBC 6 Music.

Already being granted overlap with fellow North Jersey indie rockers Yo La Tengo and The Feelies, it seems Real Estate may well be on their way to joining them in a triumverate of hallowed American bands from the state. Catch them now and see a band truly on the rise.

Support comes from Glasgow singer-songwriter Dave Frazer.

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