This footage of BTW Real Estate doing “Beach Comber” was captured in one continuous, brightly shadowed shot by Ray C. at the Annex, NYC on 5/27. As mentioned a ways back, the guys are a super tight live band, so the one shot approach makes good sense — almost like a dare. A couple of weeks ago we heard an early take of the song as part of the Underwater Peoples’ Summertime Showcase sampler.

The band’s usual lead guitar player, Matt Mondanile, was replaced at this show by Malcolm Perkins (from Your Nature) because Matt is currently touring as Ducktails.

Here’s that other take:

Comments (7)
  1. peabody  |   Posted on May 29th, 2009 0

    This band rules.

    See: “Old Folks”

  2. best band in the world? probably

  3. i’m shittered on a docked pontoon boat with Real Estate…life is good

  4. Ryan  |   Posted on May 31st, 2009 0

    I realize there are only so many words in the English language with which to name a band, but guys, you couldn’t find a better name than part of Sunny Day Real Estate?

    It just doesn’t seem right…

  5. spongebob  |   Posted on Jun 1st, 2009 0

    dont get me wrong, im a fan of real estate and ive seen em a couple times – but i don’t get why theyre being hyped so much as a super tight live band. their music is super simple, and super loose – not the hardest thing to pull off live. sure, the youtube version of fake blues sounds just like the recording, but the recording sounds like it was tracked live in a garage with nothing but a room mic. am i missing something?

  6. Real Estate Fan  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2009 0

    yes you are right SpongeBob — they ain;t fancy but they sure sound nice/////

    and they definitely aren;t even trying to be “tight” so that hype is misplaced but when they’re really playing a good show it does get pretty sparkling…

  7. demart  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2009 0

    i really like this band but other on their myspace page i haven’t found much on them. i also can’t seem to find the song beachcomber anywhere? is it anywhere available for purchase?

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