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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2019

Have you seen the hashtags? All of your faves announced 2020 reunion shows. Rage Against The Machine! My Chemical Romance! Circle Jerks! Mr. Bungle! Supergrass!
Scott Lapatine | December 10, 2019 - 2:12 pm

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Stream Real Life Buildings’ Final Album Ohio And West

Real Life Buildings were a band. They made some songs and they played some shows. Their music impacted some people, presumably, though one wonders if…
James Rettig | March 27, 2019 - 11:05 am


Real Life Buildings – “No News” Video

A couple weeks back, Real Life Buildings released their great new album, Significant Weather, and today they're sharing a video for "No News," a reflection…
James Rettig | May 10, 2017 - 11:29 am

Stream Real Life Buildings Significant Weather

A few years ago, Matthew Van Asselt put out the first Real Life Buildings release, It Snowed, and the project's scope has widened since then.
James Rettig | April 17, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Real Life Buildings – “Tare”

In April, Real Life Buildings are releasing their first album with an expanded lineup that includes Vagabon's Lætitia Tamko and Crying's Elaiza Santos, and a…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 1:40 pm


Real Life Buildings – “Cold”

Real Life Buildings are fixated on climate: the way weather affects your mood, how shifts in the seasons can prove portentous or promising. The New…
James Rettig | February 3, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Real Life Buildings – “Thaw” (Stereogum Premiere)

Real Life Buildings is the new project of Matthew Van Asselt, one-half of the team that runs the inimitable tape label Mt. Home Arts and…
James Rettig | October 16, 2014 - 11:57 am