Thursday, November 19, 2009

Real Estate

Real Estate is a fairly new quartet out of Jersey. Their name has been on everyone's lips following a handful of much-talked-about performances during CMJ in New York last month, not to mention their string of vinyl releases on the likes of Woodsist and Mexican Summer. Featuring Matt Mondanile, who creates his own brand of tropical pop under the name Ducktails, Real Estate is a focused, four-man torrent of chilled-out beach jams. Their music sounds like a sweet puff of smoke floating by on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Chocolate Bobka says Real Estate exudes "the smokey blah of hazy suburban late nights in basements, on porches, in forests and next to ponds, friends strumming, slightly singing, getting stoned, throwing beer cans in the fire and, eventually, passing out...what bored Summer days and nights in Northern Jersey sound like."

Real Estate will be performing on Thanksgiving in Austin at The Mohawk, which might be the perfect environment for anyone caught in the grips of a turkey comatose.