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A clean and canny record

Album Review: Real Estate - 'Days'

Album Info

  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Producer: Kevin McMahon
  • Label: Domino
  • Fact: They are childhood friends from a suburban town in New Jersey
7 / 10 Real Estate’s self-titled debut album, a badly mixed but charming portrait of suburban dreaming, fitted right into the emerging glo-fi of 2009. Two years, lots of touring, and a wad of cash from Domino Records later and the New Jersey four-piece have shaken off the sun-flecked dust of that haphazard genre to reveal a clean and canny record. On ‘Days’, melodies sit above the muted chug of ‘Green Aisles’ and the intricate guitars of ‘It’s Real’. Even on contemplative instrumental ‘Kinder Blumen’ there is effort to shake off the stasis that glo-fi turned into a manifesto and push forward onto new ground.
Hazel Sheffield

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