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Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

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Martin Courtney – “Northern Highway” Video

Martin Courtney is the last Real Estate member to embark on a solo career, but he got there eventually. Last month, he shared "Vestiges," and…
James Rettig | September 2, 2015 - 10:16 am

Martin Courtney – “Vestiges”

We've now reached the point where every remaining original member of Real Estate has a solo project going. Matthew Mondanile has Ducktails, and Alex Bleeker…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 11:45 am

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performer…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Watch Real Estate Perform On CBS This Morning

Real Estate stopped by CBS This Morning earlier today to perform three songs off of their latest album, Atlas. They did "Primitive," "The Bend," and…
James Rettig | March 7, 2015 - 12:59 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Matt Mondanile – “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” (Neil Young Cover)

Matt Mondanile, the Real Estate guitarist and Ducktails frontman, apparently isn't so busy with his side projects that he can't record the odd fuck-around cover…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Watch Real Estate Play Rarity “In My Car” In Brooklyn

Real Estate played the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night, and they performed Smuggler's Way obscurity "In My Car" -- described by Alex…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2014 - 11:06 am

Watch Rivers Cuomo Join Real Estate On Weezer’s “No Other One” In L.A.

Weezer have always loomed large in Real Estate's constellation of influences, so it must have been wild for the Jersey indie-rockers to play a Pinkerton
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 10:02 am

Watch Real Estate Play A Lovely Version Of “Crime” On Conan

Real Estate's remarkably pleasant album Atlas is something like eight months old now. But that thing has legs, and it makes sense that they're still…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 9:36 am

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Real Estate – “Paper Dolls” (The Nerves Cover)

The L.A. band the Nerves helped develop the sound of American power-pop in the mid-'70s, and Blondie's hit "Hanging On The Telephone" was originally a…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Watch Real Estate Cover The Cranberries’ “Linger”

The AVClub's always great Undercover series has been going strong this year, and now Real Estate have joined its ranks. Here, the Jersey band play…
Miles Bowe | August 19, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Watch Real Estate Cover The Grateful Dead’s “He’s Gone” For Jerry Garcia’s Birthday

The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia would have been 72 years old at the beginning of this month and Real Estate celebrated his birthday at their…
James Rettig | August 4, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Real Estate – “Had To Hear” Video

I became a homeowner recently in a neighborhood that could be described as quasi-suburban, and whether painting the interior or cooking my wife a birthday…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2014 - 10:37 am

Watch Real Estate Play New Song “White Light,” Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” In Acoustic Blogothèque Session

Real Estate released their third album, Atlas, earlier this year, and you can see from its placement on our Best Albums Of 2014 So Far
Miles Bowe | June 17, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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