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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

New Ducktails – “Parasailing”

Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile continues exploring his blissed-out abstract/expansive sides in Ducktails and Predator Vision (a trio with another Real Estater Etienne Duguay). As the former, he has a new split with fellow Ridgewood New Jersey resident, Julian Lynch. (You might remember Lynch’s, “Banana Jam Pt.1″ and/or “Droplet On A Hot Stone” from Underwater Peoples’… More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2009 - 2:28 pm

New Ducktails Video – “Landrunner”

Matt Mondanile, a member of NJ BTW (and enjoyable live act) Real Estate takes care of his more abstract and/or expansive tendencies in Ducktails and Predator Vision. To date the LP section of Ducktails’ discography remains somewhere in the future, but you can expect the first self-titled collection out on Not Not Fun in early… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2009 - 11:39 am

Band To Watch: Real Estate

The words after the backslash at their MySpace are “Let’s Rock The Beach,” but Real Estate are more about the lovably down-and-out Jersey Shore than a pristine Caribbean. The quartet mention Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood NY, Jersey City, and Brooklyn as their location (that’s two out of four, which counts), the Boss and “New Jersey” itself… More »

By: brandon / January 23, 2009 - 9:16 am
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