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Watch Alex Bleeker & Dave Harrington Play “Eyes Of The World” During Marathon Grateful Dead Covers Set

Even though the halcyon indie-pop janglers Real Estate and the darkly psychedelic electronic duo Darkside have little in common sonically, there are distinct yet distinctly different traces of the Grateful Dead in the music of both acts. So it weirdly makes sense that Darkside's Dave Harrington joined Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker's band the Freak… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up” Video

When he's not working in his main band, Real Estate, Alex Bleeker is working with his other project Alex Bleeker & The Freaks. He put out a very feel-good record earlier this year called How Far Away and now he's got a feel-good video for the track "Step Right Up." It simply follows Bleeker i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 19, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)”

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile's other band, Ducktails, released one of 2013's most unjustly overlooked LPs, The Flower Lane, an album so dreamily, wondrously relaxed that it should seriously come with the same warning label you'd find stuck to the side of a bottle of Vicodin. Now, Mondanile's Real Estate bandmate, bassist Alex Bleeker, i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 15, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Leave On The Light”

When his day job has some downtime, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has taken to gathering fellow-minded musicians to fill out the group of misfits that make up Alex Bleeker And The Freaks. Members of Woods, Real Estate, and Mountain Man (to name a few) have joined Bleeker for his new album, How Far Away,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 26, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Don’t Look Down”

When he's not playing bass in Real Estate, Alex Bleeker leads Alex Bleeker And The Freaks, a loose crew that includes various Real Estate bandmates and other buddies from the band's orbit. They've got a new album called How Far Away coming in a few months, and now we've got the bleary, unrushed first single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 1:14 pm

CMJ On The Streets: Icona Pop, Presets, Sinkane, And More

Last week's CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival's NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

By: Puja Patel / October 22, 2012 - 4:54 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CXVIII: Hear New Music From Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker, Win An Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut on Underwater Peoples. In this week's Drop we we talk with Bleeker about languid, melancholic closer "Part 2." He let us know the title refers to "Maple Field," a song he… More »

By: brandon / December 9, 2009 - 10:12 am

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Part 2″

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut on Underwater Peoples. In this week's Drop we we talk with Bleeker about languid, melancholic closer "Part 2." Do you consider this "Part 2" to another song or are we lookingMore »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009 - 11:01 am

New Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Summer Song > Epilogue”

If you take a look at the accompanying photo, you might recognize Alex Bleeker as BTW Real Estate's bassist. What you can't see is the Freaks' frontman is surrounded by a couple other folks from his more well-known band: Matt Mondanile, aka Ducktails, handles drums and Martin Courtney does backing vocals and bass. The one… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2009 - 4:28 pm