The Arches presents
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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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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