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02 Mar
2012


By Michael Zonenashvili

When a band puts more than 3 or more guitars on stage, something’s bound to get distorted and weird. However, two bands at London’s Koko proved that a good mix of guitars making layered notes and riffing can be surprisingly euphonious. With the washed out surf-rock of New Jersey’s Real Estate and the bright sounds from Kurt Vile (And his Violaters) the crowd may not have moved or sang along much, but damn were they impressed.

Real Estate took the stage first, having only a thirty minute set listed on the schedule. Thankfully, this changed because after thirty minutes they kept going. The band came on and things became dream-poppy in an instant. “Green Aisles” was particularly relaxing as it juxtaposed all the people rushing from the bar to claim their space on the floor. Real Estate continued through their set with cuts from Days including the song that got people to at least bop up and down, “It’s Real.” Hell, Real Estate is from the town that has a football rivalry with mine, and I was even excited when the tune started.

What might be a problem with their set to other people was fine with me, the songs flowed perfectly into each other, when people asked their neighbour what song they were playing at the moment, they gave up caring after a minute of being sucked into the tunes. We were treated to one new song and then it was time for Kurt Vile.

Let’s get the one thing that’s in every Kurt Vile review out of the way, he has nice hair. You could see it shine from the back of the venue, and even his bandmates try to follow suit. More importantly, he makes nice music that is equally as pleasing live, if not more. In fact, his vocals had a bit more oomph to them live, songs like Jesus Fever having a bit more of a discernible melody that the audience caught onto.

Between songs it was interesting to watch Kurt spend time down tuning and upturning his guitar to the strangest of tunings. Musicians like him who tune to the craziest of patterns always remind me of the complexity of their recordings and the pristine musical minds they have. Kurt Vile happens to be one of those minds, looking at his solo work and with The War On Drugs it’s plain to see that he has an amazing understanding of how to layer various notes and sounds into a sonically pleasing structure. Even when melding acoustic and electric elements, and especially when translating this into the live show.

Kurt Vile plowed through the set with ease and his long haired swagger, playing everything necessary, and giving the audience a chance to see only him on stage to songs like “Baby’s Arms.” By the end of the set, the audience had experienced a well embraced Lullaby, ready to return to work the next day, but probably singing one of his tunes on the way.


10 Jan
2012


Real Estate hires either the best or worst street team of all time (you be the judge) in the music video for “Easy,” directed by The Best Show on WFMU’s Tom Scharpling. The band launches its 2012 Winter tour this Saturday in Manhattan with a sold out show at Terminal 5 along with Girls and King Krule — they’ll also make their first appearance at Coachella this year.

Video Credits:

Written & Directed by Tom Scharpling
Produced & Edited by Robert Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu

Starring: Chris Gethard, Gabe Delahaye, Leah Giblin & Jake Fogelnest
Director Of Photography: Paul Yee
Production Designer: Nicholas Tong
Assistant Camera: Julia Pasternak
Gaffer: Andrew Engert
Colorist: Ben Murray
Titles: Joe Posner
Van Design: Chris Spooner
Production Assistants: Benjamin Mayer, Paul Morse
Thanks: Amy Strobel, The Bloom Family, Josiah Cuneo, Jonathan Gerlach, Drew Avery, Rob Carmichael, WNYU, Molly Smith, Jonathan Williger, Poets House, SkinWrapz, Matt Salaverry, Maggie Serota, Michael Lisk, Therese Mahler

http://www.productioncompanyproductions.com/

Days was recorded over the course of five patient months in a remote New Paltz, NY barn-cum-studio with the help of Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen), is a coming of age moment for childhood friends Martin Courtney (Guitar and Vocals), Matt Mondanile (Guitar) and Alex Bleeker (Bass): a gorgeous suite of guitar-pop songs. Days is a testament to the fact that the sonic formula Real Estate developed and shared with their debut album (Real Estate, Woodsist 2009) heralded the arrival of a new, genuine and enduring group of voices in American independent music. Days sees the band tighten and refine their brand of timeless, melodic and genuine music- consolidating the breezy sketches of their earlier work into considered, graceful pop songs.

REAL ESTATE

Sat-Jan-14 New York, NY Terminal 5 #
Sun-Jan-15 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *
Mon-Jan-16 Providence, RI Met Cafe *
Tue-Jan-17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
Wed-Jan-18 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa *
Thu-Jan-19 Ottawa, ON Mavericks *
Fri-Jan-20 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace *
Sat-Jan-21 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom *
Sun-Jan-22 Washington, DC Black Cat *
Sat-Jan-28 Queens, NY K&K Super Buffet *
Thu-Feb-16 Istanbul, Turkey Babylon (two shows)
Fri-Feb-17 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
Sat-Feb-18 Glasgow, UK The Arches
Sun-Feb-19 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Mon-Feb-20 London, UK Sebright Arms
Weds-Feb-22 Antwerp, Belgium TRIX Centrum voor Muziek
Thu-Feb-23 Paris, France Nouveau Casino
Fri-Mar-09 Sydney, AUS The Standard
Sat-Mar-10 Meredith, AUS Golden Plains Festival
Mon-Mar-12 Melbourne, AUS Corner Hotel
Tue-Mar-13 Brisbane, AUS The Zoo
Thu-Mar-15 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms
Fri-Mar-16 Wellington, NZ San Francisco Bath House
Sat-Mar-17 Dunedin, NZ Refuel
Sun-Apr-15 Indio, CA Coachella
Sun-Apr-22 Indio, CA Coachella

# = w/ Girls, King Krule
* = w/ The Babies

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Estate/279375632076168

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/realestateband

14 Nov
2011

New Jersey outfit Real Estate will open for Girls in New York City at Terminal 5 on January 14, 2012. The band recently launched a North American tour in support of its new album, Days, which wraps up with a sold out show in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom on Nov. 23. Real Estate also recently premiered the first music video from the album, for the album’s lead single “It’s Real,” filmed in Livingston, NY and in Brooklyn, and directed by Weird Days. They also stopped by Relix Magazine for a stripped-down session, watch the Alex Bleeker-penned “Wonder Years” at the link above.

Days was recorded over the course of five patient months in a remote New Paltz, NY barn-cum-studio with the help of Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen), is a coming of age moment for childhood friends Martin Courtney (Guitar and Vocals), Matt Mondanile (Guitar) and Alex Bleeker (Bass): a gorgeous suite of guitar-pop songs. Days is a testament to the fact that the sonic formula Real Estate developed and shared with their debut album (Real Estate, Woodsist 2009) heralded the arrival of a new, genuine and enduring group of voices in American independent music. Days sees the band tighten and refine their brand of timeless, melodic and genuine music- consolidating the breezy sketches of their earlier work into considered, graceful pop songs.

REAL ESTATE

Mon-Nov-14 Phoenix, AZ Sail Inn *
Wed-Nov-16 Austin, TX The Parish *
Thu-Nov-17 Dallas, TX Club Dada *
Fri-Nov-18 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
Sat-Nov-19 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies *
Sun-Nov-20 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Art Works *
Mon-Nov-21 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s *
Wed-Nov-23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
Wed-Nov-30 Barcelona, Spain KGB
Thu-Dec-01 Valencia, Spain Wah Wah
Fri-Dec-02 Madrid, Spain El Sol
Sat-Dec-03 Lisbon, Portugal LZB
Mon-Dec-05 Clermont Ferrand, France TBD
Tue-Dec-06 London, England Scala
Fri-Dec-09 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Sat-Dec-10 Gothenberg, Sweden Henriksberg
Sun-Dec-11 Stockholm, Sweden Slussen
Mon-Dec-12 Oslo, Norway John Dee
Sat-Jan-14 New York, NY Terminal 5 #

* = w/ Big Troubles
# = w/ Girls

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Estate/279375632076168

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/realestateband

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/realestate

Label – http://www.dominorecordco.us/

28 Feb
2011

The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) is back and bigger than ever! Bring Our Music Back, Inc. along with Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr. are proud to announce the diverse group of artists that has been assembled for 2011. Watch the lineup announcement HERE. For the first time, this year’s festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29), will be at the Festival Grounds of B.O.M.B. Fest’s new site partner, Western Connecticut State University (43 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT 06810) in Danbury, CT — a short train ride from New York City, Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale via BombFest.com at 6 a.m. EST on March 4th.

B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 has assembled its most ambitious lineup to date, bringing together some of the best names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, giving the East Coast its own premiere music festival. The price for two-day passes will cost $109 go on sale on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 am EST. Official festival website can be found at www.bombfest.com.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc. which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. In addition, one of this year’s charitable initiativesincludes the creation of an Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University.

2011 B.O.M.B. Fest Lineup:
Weezer
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
Neon Trees
State Radio
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience
Against Me!
Best Coast
HEALTH
RJD2
Titus Andronicus
The Cool Kids
Wavves
EOTO
Portugal. The Man
Man Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Dam-Funk
Freelance Whales
Holy Fuck
Daedelus
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dan Deacon
12th Planet
Free Energy
Woods
Real Estate
Nosaj Thing
The Hood Internet
Toubab Krewe
ESKMO
Small Black
River City Extension
Big Freedia
David Wax Museum
Roots of Creation
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Walk the Moon
Also featuring more than 25 local artists!

About Bring Our Music Back, Inc.:
BRING OUR MUSIC BACK, INC. is dedicated to the enrichment of life through music. Our mission is to support burgeoning musical talent, programs and services in our communities by fostering the artistic development of youth preserving music as a viable art form. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is all about MUSIC WITH PURPOSE! Some of the enrichment initiatives championed by Bring Our Music Back, Inc. include artist mentorships and music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, community support and music awareness and community and cultural outreach. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to support music therapy programs with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hospice of Connecticut.
www.bringourmusicback.org