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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’s… More »

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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 plays…
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

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 on…
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. On…
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 is…
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