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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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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

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

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

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

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

Real Estate – “It’s Real”

NJ BTW Real Estate, makers of melodic Budweiser-and-beaches dream-pop, are signed up to Domino for their second full-length Days due September 27th. "It's Real" is…
Amrit Singh | July 12, 2011 - 11:05 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Ducktails & Panda Bear – “Killin The Vibe”

Panda Bear joins one of his many aesthetic offspring Ducktails (aka Real Estate's Matthew Mondanile) on this alternate bonus take of Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics'
brandon | January 12, 2011 - 9:42 am

Martin Courtney IV (Real Estate) – “Kicker of Elves”/”As We Go Up We Go Down” (Guided By Voices Covers)

These GBV covers by BTW Real Estate's frontman appear on Guided By Guided By Voices, a cassette compilation out via Wild Animal Kingdom. In the…
brandon | September 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Real Estate – “Out Of Tune”

About that awesome, then-untitled Real Estate tune that got us calling out Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and just about any other referential shorthand for excellence in…
Amrit Singh | August 19, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Real Estate Do Two Unreleased Songs For Daytrotter

Despite the fact they’re easily catchable around any of many Brooklyn listening rooms, I most recently enjoyed NJ BTW and Galaxie acolytes Real Estate at…
Amrit Singh | July 28, 2010 - 5:02 pm

Woodsist Fest @ The Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles 6/15/10

Over the last few years the Woodsist label’s put together an impressive roster : Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Ganglians, and, of course, ‘Gum Bowl headliner…
jessica | June 16, 2010 - 6:00 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Real Estate – “Suburban Dogs” Video

It's been a while since we checked in with mellow Jersey Shore/Galaxie 500 fans and BTW Real Estate. Turns out they were hiding in an…
brandon | March 10, 2010 - 5:46 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CXVIII: Hear New Music From Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker, Win An Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut on…
brandon | December 9, 2009 - 10:12 am

New Ducktails – “Sandglider”

Earlier today we presented you with Real Estate's mellow update on "Green River." We called the guys busy then -- new album, forthcoming EP --…
brandon | November 18, 2009 - 12:34 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CXV: Hear New Real Estate, Win A DJ Hero Bundle

Busy Jersey-born favorites Real Estate slowed things down and classed them up on their excellent new self-titled Woodsist full-length. For instance, we first heard a…
brandon | November 18, 2009 - 9:56 am

Real Estate – “Green River”

Jersey-born favorites Real Estate slowed things down and classed them up on their self-titled Woodsist full-length. We first heard a speedier “Green River” as a…
brandon | November 17, 2009 - 10:52 am

New Real Estate – “Dumb Luck” (Stereogum Premiere)

After giving a number of listens to Real Estate's self-titled Woodsist collection and the six-song Reality EP -- which includes the recently viewed "Basement" --…
brandon | November 16, 2009 - 10:23 am