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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 a European tourMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2009 - 11:08 am

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 Peoples’… More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2009 - 2:28 pm

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 - 9:32 am

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 - 9:16 am

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. A couple of… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009 - 10:21 am

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 standout twice… More »

By: brandon / May 7, 2009 - 10:17 am

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 Fun in early… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2009 - 11:39 am

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 bands. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 10:06 am

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 - 2:07 pm

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” itself… More »

By: brandon / January 23, 2009 - 9:16 am
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