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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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Real Estate – “Crime” Video (Feat. Andy Daly & Nick Kroll)

Real Estate previously worked with New Jersey underground-comedy overlord Tom Scharpling on their "Easy" video, and now Scharpling is back to direct their new video…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am

Watch Real Estate Play Letterman

Somehow, Real Estate made it three albums into their career without once performing on a network late-night talk show. They corrected that oversight last night,…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2014 - 10:23 am

Watch Real Estate Debut An Atlas Outtake In NYC

We really liked the new album by Real Estate so it's a nice surprise to learn the band played a previously unheard Atlas outtake o…
Miles Bowe | April 8, 2014 - 11:07 am

Q&A: Martin Courtney On Marital Contentment, Guitar Tabs, And Real Estate’s Signature Sound

Atlas, the album Real Estate releases today, finds the Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based guitar-pop combo settling comfortably into adulthood as individuals and as a musical entity. O…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Premature Evaluation: Real Estate Atlas

It snowed yet again yesterday in Ohio, so I spent the entire day inside with my wife taking it easy and enjoying each other's company.
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Real Estate – “Behind That Locked Door” (George Harrison Cover)

Real Estate are getting ready to put out their third album, Atlas, but right before that happens they've issued a very fitting cover for us.
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2014 - 10:12 am

Watch Real Estate Play Atlas Live In NYC For NPR

Real Estate's Atlas is streaming at iTunes this week ahead of its 3/4 release date, but the band offered a difference kind of advance experience…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2014 - 9:39 am

Stream Real Estate Atlas

New Jersey’s Real Estate recorded Atlas, their third album, at Wilco’s studio in Chicago, and it’s possible to see them easing into the same sort…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 1:07 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been a slow-ish week in terms of new songs, and it seems like that will continue to be the case till SXSW is behind…
Stereogum | February 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Real Estate – “Crime” Guitar Tab Video

"Crime" is one of the most exuberant songs on Real Estate's forthcoming Atlas. That's not saying much for its intensity level because the album i…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 9:20 am

Hear Real Estate Debut “The Bend” And “April Song” On Soundcheck

There's no good reason not to be excited for Real Estate's forthcoming third LP, Atlas. The band's first two albums are totally great, and the…
Michael Nelson | January 30, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week, 2014 kicked into top gear, musically speaking, leaving us with way more than five great songs competing for space in our list of…
Michael Nelson | January 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Real Estate – “Talking Backwards” Video

Back in 2011, the expansive New Jersey indie group and onetime Band To Watch Real Estate took a big leap forward with Days, their second…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 12:02 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

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…
Miles Bowe | November 19, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friend…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am

Watch A Short Teaser For Real Estate’s Third Album

Just yesterday, Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile dropped a new track from his excellent psychedelic pop band Ducktails, and today, some news from his day…
Michael Nelson | September 10, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Ducktails – “Under Cover” Video

Earlier this year, Ducktails, the Real Estate side project led by guitarist Matt Mondanile, released the sunny and extremely likable LP The Flower Lane, which…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 10:54 am

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…
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 misfit…
Miles Bowe | March 26, 2013 - 2:29 pm