Essentially a supergroup composed of Alex Bleeker (Alex Bleeker & The Freaks), Matthew Mondanile (Ducktails), Martin Courtney (Titus Andronicus), and Etienne Duguay (Predator Vision), Real Estate makes lackadaisical synth pop, but they do it so well that instead of feeling lazy, the slowness itself becomes gripping. Although their last album, Days came out in 2011, even two years later it feels at home in the current musical landscape. Expect long guitar solos and lyrics that take a recount the sweet nothings of the life in the suburbs. The band have also been teasing material from a forthcoming album, so don’t rule out hearing some new ones.
Thu., Oct. 17, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013