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Mar 17, 2017

Here we highlight six albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Mar 07, 2017

Real Estate are releasing a new albumIn Mind, on March 17 via Domino. Previously the band shared the video for its first single and opening track, "Darling."  More

Mar 01, 2017

Real Estate are releasing a new albumIn Mind, on March 17 via Domino. Previously the band shared the video for its first single and opening track, "Darling." Now the band has shared a funny little tutorial video to its Facebook page where they teach you how to play In Mind's next single, "Stained Glass." More

Feb 23, 2017

The iconic early '90s TV show Twin Peaks co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost is returning to screens May 21 with a brand new season on Showtime that's being co-written and directed by Lynch and features much of the original cast.  More

Jan 31, 2017

Real Estate are releasing a new albumIn Mind, on March 17 via Domino. Previously the band shared the video for its first single and opening track, "Darling." Now the band has announced some tour dates for this April, May, and June.  More

Real Estate Announce New Album, Share “Darling” Video

In Mind Due Out March 17 via Domino

Jan 24, 2017

Real Estate have announced a new album, In Mind, and shared the video for its first single and opening track, "Darling." In Mind is due out March 17 via Domino. Watch the "Darling" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Real Estate Announce New Tour Dates

Shows Feature New Line-up Including Julian Lynch

Jul 12, 2016

Real Estate have announced some new tour dates. Recently the band announced that Matt Mondanile had left the band to focus on his Ducktails project. Julian Lynch (also from the band's home state of New Jersey and a well-regarded solo artist in his own right) has replaced him and these dates will feature the new lineup. More

May 25, 2016

Real Estate have announced that Matt Mondanile has left the band to focus on his Ducktails project. Julian Lynch (also from the band's home state of New Jersey and a well-regarded solo artist in his own right) will be replacing him and the band has announced their first tour dates with the new lineup.  More

Dec 07, 2015

Real Estate's Martin Courtney released his debut solo album, Many Moons, last month via Domino. Now Courtney has announced some more 2016 tour dates. They are below, followed by the previously shared video for "Northern Highway."

Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Cults, Drums, and More Donate Songs to Aid Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Guided By Voices, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Others Also Aid in Cancer Appeal

Nov 11, 2015

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. His health insurance has been covering more than six months of regular chemotherapy treatments, but does not cover an alternative treatment plan he's also been undergoing. As Fekete is unable to work and tour he's been relying on fan and friend donations to his GoFundMe page to help pay for treatments. More

Nov 02, 2015

Real Estate's Martin Courtney released his debut solo album, Many Moons, last Friday via Domino. Today we have been treated to a cover of Pavement's "Major Leagues" that Courtney and his band have recorded for Sirius XMUMore

Oct 12, 2015

Real Estate's Martin Courtney is releasing his debut solo album, Many Moons, on October 30 via Domino. Previously he had shared the tracks "Vestiges" and "Northern Highway." Now he has shared another song from it, album closer "Airport Bar." More

Sep 02, 2015

Last month Real Estate's Martin Courtney shared "Vestiges," a solo song that also featured members of Woods. Now he has announced his debut solo album and shared a video for another song from it. Many Moons is due out October 30 via Domino. Below you can watch the video for "Northern Highway," which doesn't sound a million miles away from Real Estate's last album, 2014's Atlas. More

Aug 06, 2015

Back in our Best of 2014 Issue Real Estate's Martin Courtney did a joint interview for us with actor Jason Schwartzman. In it he revealed that he was working on some new solo music with members of Woods. Now he's shared the first fruit of that session, "Vestiges." More

Feb 25, 2015

Finishing out the month with a set of shows in Australia, Real Estate have announced plans for a new round of tour dates through North America this spring. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014's best albums. More

Dec 19, 2014

Last night Real Estate played the Music Hall of Williamsburg.  More

Watch: Rivers Cuomo Joins Real Estate For Weezer Cover

Played "No Other One" From Pinkerton

Nov 19, 2014

With the release of their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be All Right In The EndWeezer has been evaluating their legacy. After nearly two decades on the rock scene, their influence is as eminent as ever. As further evidence, Brooklyn'sReal Estate played a version of "No Other One" joined by Rivers Cuomo himself. More

Nov 18, 2014

Arguably releasing one of the best albums of 2014 earlier this year, Real Estate were welcomed as the musical on Conan last night.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and Others

Aug 29, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Aug 25, 2014

Today Domino has released a 7'' of Real Estate's Atlas track, "Had to Hear." More

Aug 19, 2014

Currently touring the states behind their highly-praised third album AtlasReal Estate recently stopped by the offices of the A.V. Club, where the New Jersey natives took part in their ongoing Undercover series. More

Watch: Real Estate – “Had To Hear” Video

“Had To Hear” 7-inch is Due August 26 on Domino

Jul 30, 2014

On August 26 Real Estate will release a new 7-inch on Domino featuring Atlas track “Had to Hear” and b-side “Paper Dolls.” More

Jun 17, 2014

Supporting their latest album Atlas Real Estate took part in an extended performance session with French music website La Blogothèque. More

Real Estate Announce Fall Tour Dates

Spotify Session Available Now

Jun 11, 2014

Real Estate is hitting the road for an epic string of dates this summer and fall. More

Watch: Real Estate - “Crime” Video

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Apr 15, 2014

Real Estate have premiered a brand new music for their Atlas single "Crime," including a whole number of disparate elements. More

Apr 10, 2014

Last night Real Estate made their late night debut on The Late Show With David LettermanMore

Apr 08, 2014

Supporting their brand new third LP Atlas, last Saturday Real Estate recently performed at New York City's Webster Hall.  More

Mar 21, 2014

Watch as Real Estate covers Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart.”  More

Mar 03, 2014

Releasing their brand new album Atlas tomorrow, Real Estate have shared a special behind-the-scenes video on the making of the album. More

Feb 28, 2014

Next week Real Estate will release their third full-length AtlasMore

Feb 25, 2014

Next week New Jersey sons Real Estate will release Atlas, the follow-up to their 2011 album Days. More

Feb 20, 2014

Ever wanted to play guitar like a pro? Let Real Estate show you how! More

Jan 31, 2014

Next month New Jersey sons Real Estate will release their third full-length Atlas. More

Jan 14, 2014

New Jersey outfit Real Estate have officially announced the release of their third full-length album, Atlas. More

Real Estate Announce Tour Dates

New Album Coming Soon

Sep 11, 2013

Teasing the forthcoming arrival of their third full-length album yesterday in an online video, New Jersey outfit Real Estate have announced plans for a number of new performances this fall. More

Real Estate Tease Third Album

Follow-up to Days Coming Soon

Sep 10, 2013

New Jersey indie rock outfit Real Estate have premiered a teaser video announcing the upcoming release of their as-of-yet-untitled third album. More

Dec 17, 2012

For the past several years Yo La Tengo have made it a tradition to take over the Hoboken music club Maxwell's for a series of hometown Hanukkah shows, regularly inviting special guests to make some fun performances. More

Nov 14, 2012

Lending a hand in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, several New York-based musicians and their friends will join together for a special benefit concert. More

Real Estate Announce Summer Tour

Include Forecastle, Pitchfork Festivals

May 01, 2012

New Jersey guitar janglers Real Estate have announced a number of live tour dates for the arriving summer. More

Listen: Real Estate – “Exactly Nothing”

B-Side to “Easy” – Out April 10

Mar 19, 2012

On April 10, Real Estate release new single “Easy.”  We have a stream of b-side, "Exactly Nothing."  More

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Feb 24, 2012

Domino and Ribbon Music have announced have announced a very unsusual but no less amazing Record Store Day exclusive called "Smuggler's Way," a literary and art zine created by bands on both labels. More

Feb 02, 2012

New Jersey trio Real Estate have announced that they will be heading back on tour in support of their excellent sophomore album Days. More

Watch: Real Estate - “Easy” Video

Meet the Band's Unofficial Street Team

Jan 10, 2012

For a band whose music is so laid-back, New Jersey trio Real Estate have one heck of an aggressive street team. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Real Estate Announce New North American Tour Dates

Hitting the U.S. and Canada Before Heading Down Under

Nov 29, 2011

Mellow, beachy guitar noodlers Real Estate have announced a number of new shows throughout the states and the great wide north before flying off to Australia next year. More

Nov 04, 2011

The sweet new video for “It’s Real”—a cut from Real Estate’s latest Days—features the band and a few of their four-legged friends. More

Oct 10, 2011

Check out full streams of the upcoming releases from Real Estate, My Brightest Diamond, High Places, and Future Islands at the links below. More

Real Estate to Stream New Album, Days This Evening

Band Streams Project Via Turntable.fm

Sep 27, 2011

Real Estate's second album, Days doesn't come out until October 16, but you can preview the whole album tonight on Turntable.fm. More

Sep 23, 2011

Closing in on the release on their forthcoming sophomore effort Days this coming October, lo-fi pop group Real Estate have followed up the release of single "It's Real" with a new track entitled, "Green Aisles."  More

Real Estate Announce Tour Dates, Album Art

Dates Kick Off October 20

Sep 08, 2011

Like lo-fi pop? Great! Real Estate is hitting the road in support of forthcoming sophomore album Days (due out October 18 via Domino). More

Jul 12, 2011

Real Estate have announced their sophomore album, Days, due out October 18 via Domino. More

Real Estate Signs to Domino

New Album This Fall

Jun 08, 2011

The Domino Records family is getting a bit bigger with the addition of Real Estate. More

Woodist Festival Announces Line Up

Ducktails, Fresh & Onlys, Real Estate And More

Apr 08, 2011

Today the Woodist Festival announced their lineup. We have the full listing.  More

Nov 04, 2010

Bradford Cox is a man who loves his covers. Last Saturday in San Francisco, the gangly musician took on a new one, John Lennon’s “Mind Games.” Helping him was opener, Real Estate.  We have the video.  More

Deerhunter Reveal Fall Tour Dates

Band Bringing Along Some Old Favorites as Openers

Aug 05, 2010

Deerhunter have revealed their Fall tour itinerary, complete with openers. We have the details. More

Woodsist Announces June 12 & 15 Mini Fests in Big Sur & LA

Welcome Woods, Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Abe Vigoda, The Fresh & Onlys, All Saints Day (Cat Power/Vivian Girls supergroup)

Apr 27, 2010

Warwick, NY's indie imprint, Woodsist, is bringing its rays of lo-fi folk-pop to the West Coast this June. Fans of Real Estate, L.A.'s Abe Vigoda, Woods (helmed by Woodsist leader Jeremy Earl), Kurt Vile, and The Fresh & Onlys can pick from a one-two punch of miniature California festivals. More

Jan 04, 2010

Brooklyn lo-fi pop upstarts Woods and New Jersey beachcombers Real Estate have shared a few stages in Brooklyn, but March will bring that inter-band camaraderie to the rest of the U.S. via a national tour. More

Oct 22, 2009

The New Jersey quartet Real Estate (that's Martin Courtney IV, Matthew Mondanile III, Etienne Pierre Duguay and Alex Bleeker) sure do love summer. Well, even though the BBQ pit hasn't been fired up in some time and the lawn chairs are collecting dust in the shed out back, that's not stopping the hazy AM rock group from prolonging an Indian summer of the mind (ooooh!). More


Interviews

Mar 17, 2015

Martin Courtney is the lead singer and guitarist of Brooklyn by-way-of New Jersey rock band Real Estate. The group's third LP, Atlas, is warm, laid-back, free-flowing guitar pop at its finest, and was one of Under the Radar's Top Albums of 2014. More

Real Estate

Off The Home Front

Apr 07, 2014

Pensive, languid melodies are the name of the game on Real Estate's third LP, Atlas. The band largely jettisons the influences of its New Jersey brethren Yo La Tengo and The Feelies throughout this soft-hewn album, instead nodding heavily to '80s Brit cult icons Felt. Frontman Martin Courtney concurs. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More


Reviews

In Mind

In Mind

Domino

Mar 16, 2017

For a bunch of barely 30-year-olds, the members of Real Estate sure know how to make some stellar soft rock. That's not meant as an insulttheir last album, Atlas, is one of the best albums of the last several years, drenched in mid-tempo melodies and lyrics about returning to a home that doesn't quite fit anymore.  More

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 23rd, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Los Angelenos are accustomed to traffic, but not the foot kind. All the bread lines in communist Russia can't compare to the queue clogging up the sidewalk perimeter of Exposition Park at the start of the 11th annual FYF Festival. (Keen observation by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker: "'FYF festival' is a little redundant isn't it, like 'ATM machine.'") More

Atlas

Atlas

Domino

Feb 28, 2014

If only the easy listening genre wasn't already dedicated to orchestras and big bands and voices made famous decades ago. If only it was accepting new albums into its category. Because Atlaswould absolutely define it. More

Days

Days

Domino

Oct 18, 2011

On their second full-length, New Jersey’s Real Estate put their sunny harmonies and shimmering guitars on a larger stage. More