Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Real Estate: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Nov 9 2011

There's no shortage of dreamy, washed-out vibes in indie music these days, but Real Estate — hailing from the not-so-sunny NYC suburb of Ridgewood, N.J. — is doling out reverb rock with the best of them. The quartet's sophomore album, Days, listlessly glides through its 10 tracks, recalling the long afternoons of youth that played out on sidewalks and skateboards, when the only thing worth rushing for was the approaching ice cream truck. Songs like "Easy" and "Out of Tune" are neat containers of guitar pop bathed in the warm glow of vintage gear. There are no drum machines or square-tone synths here — just a few languid chords, breathy vocals, and the feeling of simple good time. That's more than enough.

About The Author

Ian S. Port

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"