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CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday's spread won't be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two bands we'll be watching much more closely in Sleigh Bells and Golden Silvers, the day delivered solid lineups at every turn. I joined photographer Jessica Amaya at ForceField'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 23, 2009

Insound 10th Anniversary W/ These Are Powers/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Suckers/Drums/Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl 8/27/09

Online retailer Insound celebrated its tenth year in business with an impressive line-up of local music and an unimpressive display of hipster bowling skillz (though they can blame that on the free beer). Suckers were the not-that-surprise performers, joining fellow Band To Watch Real Estate, The Drums, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and These AreMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009

New Ducktails – “Roses” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've been keeping a close watch on the Real Estate camp because, well, we like them ... and their camp puts out a lot of stuff. The other day it was bassist Alex Bleeker fronting the Freaks, a band that includes Real Estaters Martin Courtney and Matt Mondanile. Today it's a new track… More »

By: brandon / July 23, 2009

New Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Summer Song > Epilogue”

If you take a look at the accompanying photo, you might recognize Alex Bleeker as BTW Real Estate's bassist. What you can't see is the Freaks' frontman is surrounded by a couple other folks from his more well-known band: Matt Mondanile, aka Ducktails, handles drums and Martin Courtney does backing vocals and bass. The… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2009

Wavves/Woods/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 7/15/09

After the scene portrait painted by Woodsist and Captured Tracks on Independence weekend, a Bowery bill boasting Woods and Real Estate wouldn't register as a must-see despite those bands standing at the top of their class. But there was one Woodsister noticeably absent from that lineup, the same one who noticeably canceled aMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2009

New Ducktails – “Parasailing”

Real Estate's Matt Mondanile continues exploring his blissed-out abstract/expansive sides in Ducktails and Predator Vision (a trio with another Real Estater Etienne Duguay). As the former, he has a new split with fellow Ridgewood New Jersey resident, Julian Lynch. (You might remember Lynch's, "Banana Jam Pt.1" and/or "Droplet On A Hot Stone" from Underwater… More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2009

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under some train tracks in Bushwick (or "East Williamsburg," if your real estate agent is shady). The rosters of the Woodsist and Captured Tracks labels joined lo-fi forces with Todd P… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009

New Real Estate – “Green River”

It's difficult making out all the lyrics floating around in "Green Rivers"'s echo chamber, but it'd be a nice change of course if the track was about either the Seattle proto-grunge crew, the Washington State serial killer Gary Ridgway who gave said band their name, or a straight-up CCR homage. Judging from what I ca… More »

By: brandon / June 18, 2009

New Real Estate Live Video – “Beach Comber”

This footage of BTW Real Estate doing "Beach Comber" was captured in one continuous, brightly shadowed shot by Ray C. at the Annex, NYC on 5/27. As mentioned a ways back, the guys are a super tight live band, so the one shot approach makes good sense -- almost like a dare. More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009

New Real Estate – “Beach Comber” & “Snow (Instrumental)”

Real Estate's breezy pop songs feel effortless. This is one of the New Jersey BTW's charms. That, and they're a tight live band, who come off loose enough to lock into a 10-minute extended and sunny Galaxie-500-style jams at any moment. Then, of course, there are the songs themselves. For instance, the quartet… More »

By: brandon / May 7, 2009

New Ducktails Video – “Landrunner”

Matt Mondanile, a member of NJ BTW (and enjoyable live act) Real Estate takes care of his more abstract and/or expansive tendencies in Ducktails and Predator Vision. To date the LP section of Ducktails' discography remains somewhere in the future, but you can expect the first self-titled collection out on Not Not Fu… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2009

New Real Estate Video – “Fake Blues” (Live At SXSW)

One of the more enjoyable SXSW day parties was the Woodsist/ToddP collaboration at Ms. Bea's on Saturday afternoon. It might have been the absurd amount of sunshine or the slight breeze that kept it from ever getting too hot. Or maybe it's because Woodsist currently houses (and/or associates with) a bunch of really good… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009

Band To Watch: Real Estate

The words after the backslash at their MySpace are "Let's Rock The Beach," but Real Estate are more about the lovably down-and-out Jersey Shore than a pristine Caribbean. The quartet mention Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood NY, Jersey City, and Brooklyn as their location (that's two out of four, which counts), the Boss and "New Jersey"… More »

By: brandon / January 23, 2009
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