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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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Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent (The Mark McGuire Road Chief Remix)”

The oddly melodic drone band Emeralds announced their breakup earlier this year, but the band's members, including Mark McGuire, have always kept busy with extracurricular…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 8:59 am

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent” Video

For the remarkably smooth and supple new album The Flower Lane, Matthew Mondanile’s Real Estate side project Ducktails has become a real band, one that…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 11:23 am
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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 bandmate…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent”

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile also records as Ducktails, and his new album The Flower Lane drops next month. We've already posted the album's title
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm
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Occupy Sandy Benefit Ft. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Dirty Projectors @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 11/17/12

On Saturday 11/17, some of indie rock's most prominent names got together to stage a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend,…
Michael Nelson | November 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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Ducktails – “The Flower Lane”

Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile has released three loose and languid albums under his Ducktails moniker -- it's not easy to make Real Estate seem…
Michael Nelson | October 10, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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Watch Real Estate Debut New 10-Minute Song In NYC

On Saturday night, Real Estate played at the New York venue Webster Hall and debuted a new song that lasted a kinda-astonishing 10 minutes. It'…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated…
Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm
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Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday's action, we've got a fresh batch of archived sets to point…
Corban Goble | April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am
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Domino/Ribbon’s Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine Has Unreleased Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 21), Domino and Ribbon will put out the multi-media Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine, a release that combines a 24-page zine…
Corban Goble | February 24, 2012 - 1:41 pm
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Real Estate – “Exactly Nothing” & Kids In The Hall Theme Cover

Real Estate's single for "Easy" is coming out this spring, and they recently took that release's B-side, "Exactly Nothing," to Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1
Corban Goble | February 23, 2012 - 1:54 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Vacation, it would seem, is finally over. For the first time in a few weeks, it was actually a bit of a chore to narrow…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2012 - 4:09 pm
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Real Estate – “In My Car”

On today’s episode of the NPR show World Cafe Live, Real Estate rolled through and performed eight songs live in studio. Seven of them came…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2012 - 3:15 pm
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Real Estate – “Easy” Video

The band Real Estate have an album called Days out on Domino records. You will know this very clearly after watching the Tom Scharpling-directed video…
Amrit Singh | January 10, 2012 - 9:55 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, no new Beyoncé video this week! Actually, this week's list is pretty much entirely comprised of inventively low-budget indie rock videos (or, in a…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2011 - 5:11 pm
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Real Estate – “It’s Real” Video

"It's Real" is one of Real Estate's best tracks from Album Of The Week alum Days, so it's fitting that the song's equally great video…
Corban Goble | November 4, 2011 - 10:50 am

Album Of The Week: Real Estate Days

It should be no great surprise that we're really into this record, considering that we've already heaped praise onto album tracks like "Green Aisles," "Out
Corban Goble | October 18, 2011 - 1:11 pm
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Real Estate Days Comment Party

Previously on Stereogum, we’ve discussed Real Estate singles “It’s Real” and “Green Aisles” from the Jersey indie rockers’ forthcoming Days, and now the whole record…
Corban Goble | October 10, 2011 - 9:54 am
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Real Estate – “Green Aisles”

Languid New Jersey dream-poppers Real Estate will release Days, their sophomore album, in a few weeks. We've already posted one track from it, "It's Real,"…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2011 - 10:21 am
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Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am
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