Real Estate Announce New Album, “Atlas;” “Talking Backwards Video Out Now

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One of my favorite records hands down of 2012, was Real Estate’s Days. The anticipation for their newest release, which seemed to take forever to come out, had me at the edge of my seat. The group have just revealed the details for the upcoming record, titled Atlas, due out March 4th via Domino Records. Real Estate have also unleashed the tracklisting, which you can find below, as well as a lengthy set of tour dates. Though that’s not all….the group shared “Talking Backwards,” the debut video from the record, which follows in the footsteps of the brilliant echoing tones of Real Estate’s signature sound. Check out the video and all of the information below. I can’t wait to hear the album as a whole. 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for music already. Keep it coming….

Atlas Tracklist
01 “Had to Hear”
02 “Past Lives”
03 “Talking Backwards”
04 “April’s Song”
05 “The Bend”
06 “Crime”
07 “Primitive”
08 “How Might I Live”
09 “Horizon”
10 “Navigator”

Real Estate Tour Dates:

3/01 Noise Pop Festival – San Francisco, CA
3/03 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/06 Neumos – Seattle, WA
3/08 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/09 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
3/11 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/19 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
3/20 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
3/21 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
3/22 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
3/23 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/25 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
3/26 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
3/27 Metro – Chicago, IL
3/28 Firebird – St Louis, MO
3/29 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
3/31 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
4/01 Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
4/02 930 Club – Washington, DC
4/03 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
4/05 Webster Hall – New York, NY

Modern Mystery’s Year End List 2011 (Albums & Songs)

Yes, we’re a little late on this, but here is our Year End List(s) in all of their glory.

TOP ALBUMS of 2011

                                                     1. Real Estate – Days
Literally the most beautiful album we heard all year. Everything about Days is near perfect. Haunting guitars and echoing vocals provide a stunning LP that will hold the test of time. Real Estate put out the essential record of 2011 and will hold a place forever in indie music history. Congratulations to these guys for pouring their heart and soul into a record, and letting the listener hear every beat, every emotion, and every ounce of perfection.

2. Beirut – The Rip Tide
A close runner up, Beirut proves that they have staying power on their highly anticipated second album. They certainly lived up to the hype and brought the indie rock game to a whole new level.

3. The Drums – Portamento
Catchy, and a little deeper, The Drums plunge into the ocean, not to go surfing this time but to get a little heavier. The outcome? Amazing.

4. Sloan – The Double Cross
Always a MM favorite, the best foursome since The Beatles provide another album of blissful harmonies and catchy riffs. Sloan manages to do it again.

5. The Strokes – Angles
It may have taken 5 years for this little gem, but it was certainly worth the wait. We hope the next album is a little more cohesive, a little more “Strokesy,” but hell, it’s still one of the best records our ears came across this year, not to mention the most anticipated.

6. Neon Indian – Era Extraña
An incredible sophomore effort, that had us dancing around the apartment, the office, the car, etc. Alan Palomo knows what makes our hearts tick, and it’s his infectious brand of chillwave.

7.  Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
The second anticipated musical act out of retirement this year, Adams put out a tear jerking album of all acoustic material, this time without his infamous Cardinals. Gorgeous as always, that man cannot write a bad song.

8. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
 What may be the last album under the name Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and company pull out all the stops on this intriguing and somewhat eerie album. Oberst is better than ever, just when you thought that was impossible.

9. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic
Stephen Malkmus albums always equals a win. Pretend to be surprised. The Beck produced record caught our ears this year. Nice one Malkmus, as always.

10. Sam Roberts Band – Collider
Another great album from SRB, the band is on a hot streak of great releases. Always a little under the radar, this cult favorite is winning over hearts and ears quickly. Jump on in.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Atlas Sound – Parallax
Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Destroyer – Kaputt
Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
Cults – Cults
Fucked Up – David Comes to Life
Panda Bear – Tom Boy
James Blake – James Blake


Top Songs of 2011

1 The Strokes – “Undercover of Darkness”
2 Neon Indian – “Hexx Girlfriend”
3 Real Estate – “Green Aisles”
4 Bright Eyes – “Shell Games”
5 Chairlift – “Amanaemonesia”
6 Sloan – “The Answer Was You”
7 The Drums – “Money”
8 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Senator”
9 Beirut – “Santa Fe”
10 Washed Out – Amor Fati
11 Joy Formidable – Whirring
12 Girls – “Honey Bunny”
13 Unknown Mortal Orchestra -“Ffunny Ffriends”
14 Real Estate – “It’s Real”
15 Cass McCombs – “Country Line”

Real Estate Tells Us “It’s Real.” Makes a Cute Video with a Bunch of Dogs.

We freakin’ love this band, Real Estate. Who doesn’t? Days is one of our favorites of the year and the band has finally released a video for the epic single “It’s Real,” featuring a ton of cute doggies. What’s not to love here? Triple threat! “It’s Real.” Watch it. Now. With your dog.

Real Estate Announces New Album

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People don’t always think very much of New Jersey, especially when its standout celebrities right now are the cast of Jersey Shore. Real Estate proved that not all that comes out of the Garden State is terrible with their first self-titled album released in 2009. Can they keep it up? We’ll find out on on Tuesday October 18th, 2011 when they release the follow-up, Days, which was recorded in Upstate New York through the late winter/spring of 2011 with Kevin McMahon.

For now, we know the album is made up of nine new recordings and a revisit of last year’s standalone single “Out of Tune.” You can listen to the first single off the record, “It’s Real,” HERE. It’s due out on September 27th in the US and October 10th in the UK. In the meantime, the band is touring around the US and Canada for the rest of July so check below to see if they’re headed near you!

NYC Shows This Week!

MONDAY

 

J. Roddy Walston and The Business, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael
@ Brooklyn Bowl

Le Sphinxxx, Ah, Moskva!, The Magick Report, Great Republic of Rough and Ready, Great Republic of Rough and Ready, Sonia Megias
@ Cake Shop

TUESDAY

 

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Colleen Green @ 285 Kent Avenue

 

Urge Overkill, Blackbells @ Bowery Ballroom

 

Project Jenny / Project Jan, Murder Mystery @ Mercury Lounge

 

The Head and the Heart, Luke Rathborne (early show) @ Mercury Lounge

 

Cassettes Won’t Listen, The Freeze Tag, Turnbull Green, Grimace, Eka, Echoes Alike @ The Rock Shop

 

Lykke Li, Grimes @ Webster Hall

 

WEDNESDAY

Sam Roberts Band, The Rassle, Anthony D’amato @  Bowery Ballroom

 

Dustin Wong, Hear Hums, Emily Reo, Dark Sea of Awareness,             Philip Seymour Hoffman  @ Silent Barn

The Felice Brothers, Shovels and Rope, RIG 1 @ The Bell House

 

Elvis Costello and the Imposters @ The Wellmont Theatre

 

Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers @ United Palace Theatre

 

Lykke Li, Grimes @ Webster Hall

 

THURSDAY

 

Adele, Civil Wars @ Beacon Theater

 

Junip, Acrylics, High Highs @ Bowery Ballroom

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dream Diary, Sea Lions, Gold-Bears, Amida, Pet Milk @ Cake Shop

 

The Antlers, Little Scream @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 

Cave In, Make Do and Mend, Janes Plotkin @ Santos Party House

 

White Lies, School of Seven Bells, Sun Airway @ Terminal 5

 

The Felice Brothers, Tom Brosseau @ The Bell House

 

Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers @ United Palace Theatre

FRIDAY

The Antlers, Little Scream @ Bowery Ballroom

Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Yellow Dogs, Mirror Mirror, Radical Dads @ Glasslands

Dan Deacon, Hesta Prynn (DJ Set) @ Museum of Natural History

Thurston Moore, Eileen Myles, I Feel Tractor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Real Estate, Julian Lynch, Big Troubles, Family Portrait @ The Bell House

Robbers on High Street, Underthings, The Totallys @ The Gutter

 

 

Woodsist Festival 2011 Returns to Henry Miller Library in Big Sur

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Woodsist Records, the fan-savvy label run by Woods’ Jeremy Earl, aim to please and they’re always on the mark.  Home to some of the best contemporary guitar bands around, including Real Estate, The Fresh and Only’s, Sun Araw, Thee Oh Sees, and Nodzzz, Woodsist found the best possible venue to showcase their lineup for the Woodsist Festival.  The Henry Miller Library has received heightened attention lately from a couple of Animal Collective shows, highlighting the venue’s intimate location in the heart of gorgeous Big Sur.  Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30 & 31, went on sale last Friday, so check here to see if you can scoop anymore up before they’re gone.  Weekend passes already sold out.  Check the lineup below!

SAT JULY 30 @ FERNWOOD

doors at 9pm- live music from 9:15pm – 12:30am

NODZZZ

ART MUSEUMS

DUCKTAILS

WOODS / FRESH & ONLYS BIG BAND

SUN JULY 31 @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY

gates at 1pm- live music from 2pm – 10:30pm outdoors

REAL ESTATE

THEE OH SEES

FRESH & ONLYS

WOODS

SIC ALPS

SUN ARAW

WHITE FENCE