This is music to feel good to. With shimmering guitar and reverberating vocals telling tales of beautiful summers, Real Estate captures the essence of the other Jersey Shore. The band is best described as a happy Pedro the Lion, with a considerable amount of sunshine, guaranteed to evoke a sense of beautiful nostalgia. Real Estate will bring their beachy beauty to our fair city this Sunday at the Parish. Also performing that night will be Pure Ecstasy and Love Inks. With a live show that is bound to be unlike much of what we produce locally, it is certainly not to be missed.
"Real Estate were born in the depths of one New Jersey summer. Frontman Martin Courtney had just returned home to his native Ridgewood from college in Washington State, a few fresh songs in his pockets. He'd been playing music with bassist Alex Bleeker and guitarist Matthew Mondanile since high school in various forms, even covering Weezer and the Strokes records from tip to tail. But during the summer of 2008, Real Estate didn't get nostalgic for just their specific suburban nights, crushes, or favorite bands as teens-- they fashioned a tin can-and-string to memories more universal."