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 Underwater Peoples. In this week’s Drop we we talk with Bleeker about languid, melancholic closer “Part 2.” He let us know the title refers to “Maple Field,” a song he wrote a number of years ago and was “about a field in our town that we always used to hang out in”:

One Summer I came back from college to find that the town had turned it into AstroTurf, so that was kind of a bummer.

But this new take on that old chord progression involves a girl wearing “a sparkly party dress” … because keep on changing. Take a listen while you read the rest of Alex’s thoughts on the track.

This morning we also offered the chance to win An Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack featuring Kraftwerk, War Child’s Heroes, Massive Attack, & Hot Chip.

One winner gets an EMI/Astralwerks Out-Of-Print Prize Pack, which includes limited-edition vinyl releases by Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, and War Child’s Heroes box set. The specifics:

Kraftwerk’s The Catalogue Box Set, which is going for $105.

You’ll also get the War Child Heroes 7″ Box, valued at $105.

The Prize Pack’s rounded out with Massive Attack’s “Splitting The Atom” 12″ (going for $199).

Finally, Hot Chip’s one-sided “One Life Stand” 12,” which was manufactured in the UK by Vinyl Factory and was limited to 100 numbered copies. It retails for 20 pounds in the UK. The Hot Chip doesn’t have a cover, but below image appears on the center of the vinyl.

ENTER TO WIN. While you’re in the spirit, there’s also a few days left to win a Sonos wireless music system.