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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Estate toured feverishly for the well-received Days, though by their return in 2014 with third album Atlas, Maurer had been replaced by Matt Kallman.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

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    2 songs

    Acoustic Rock

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

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