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Real Estate

New Jersey's Real Estate stake their claim to a warm, hazy style of indie rock with breezy melodies. The band was formed in Ridgewood by lead singer/guitarist Martin Courtney (Predator Vision and formerly Titus Andronicus), guitarist Matthew Mondanile (Ducktails), bassist Alex Bleeker (Alex Bleeker & the Freaks), and drummer Etienne Duguay (Predator Vision). The foursome had played together in bands -- including a Weezer cover band -- during high school, but didn't become Real Estate until Courtney returned to the Garden State after attending college in Olympia, Washington. After forming in summer 2008, the band began playing live that fall and released the Suburban Beverage 7", which introduced Real Estate's brand of surfy, lo-fi pop, early in 2009. A song on the Underwater Peoples Records Showcase and the Fake Blues EP appeared that summer. The band spent the fall touring with Girls before its self-titled debut was released by Woodsist. The quartet joined the Domino Records roster in 2011 for its sophomore album, Days, which hit the shelves that fall as well as several Billboard charts, including the rock, alternative, independent, and vinyl albums charts. It reached number 52 on the Billboard 200. Shortly following its release, the band went through a lineup change with Duguay dropping out; he was replaced by drummer Jackson Pollis. The group was also joined at that point by auxiliary member Jonah Maurer on keyboards and additional guitars. This new assemblage of Real Estate toured feverishly for the well-received Days, though by their return in 2014 with third album Atlas, Maurer had been replaced by Matt Kallman. That LP went on to rank higher on all the same charts, landing in the Billboard 200's Top 40. Following a short break for other projects, including Courtney's solo debut, in May of 2016 Real Estate announced that Mondanile was leaving the band to focus on Ducktails. He was replaced by Julian Lynch, and the quintet of Courtney, Bleeker, Pollis, Kallman, and Lynch released In Mind in March 2017. ~ Heather Phares & Marcy Donelson
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Stations Featuring
Real Estate

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    4 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    4 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    4 songs

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    1 song

    Relax Trax

    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

Albums by
Real Estate

Top Songs by
Real Estate

  1.   Song
  2.   It's Real
  3.   Green Aisles
  4.   Beach Comber
  5.   Fake Blues
  6.   Stained Glass
  7.   Talking Backwards
  8.   Municipality
  9.   Darling
  10.   Three Blocks
  11.   Crime
  12.   The Bend
  13.   Black Lake
  14.   Easy
  15.   Navigator
  16.   Snow Days
  17.   Out of Tune
  18.   Green River
  19.   Blue Lebaron
  20.   Drum
  21.   Two Arrows
  22.   Past Lives
  23.   Had to Hear
  24.   Part 2 by Alex Bleeker & the Freaks
  25.   Kinder Blumen
  26.   All the Same
  27.   Reservoir #3
  28.   Saturday Morning
  29.   White Light
  30.   Exactly Nothing
  31.   April's Song
  32.   Younger Than Yesterday
  33.   Serve the Song
  34.   Wonder Years
  35.   Motorbikes
  36.   Same Sun
  37.   After the Moon
  38.   Lets Rock the Beach
  39.   Diamond Eyes
  40.   Atlantic City
  41.   How Might I Live
  42.   Pool Swimmers
  43.   Beneath the Dunes
  44.   Paper Dolls
  45.   Basement
  46.   Here Comes Sunshine
  47.   Dumb Luck
  48.   Orchard
  49.   Time
  50.   Primitive
  51.   Saturday
  52.   Suburban Beverage
  53.   Suburban Dogs
  54.   Holding Pattern
  55.   Horizon

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