Real Estate announces new album
Since releasing their sophomore album Days in 2011, New Jersey-based indie pop band Real Estate has been relatively quiet. Even the past few months were subdued, the silence only broken by the occasional album tease that never materialized.
Last night that silence was shattered with the announcement of their third LP, entitled Atlas. And in addition to unveiling the album, the group has debuted a new track called "Talking Backwards". With ringing guitars, Martin Courtney's distanced vocals, and restrained drumming, the song furthers the band's bid for jangle-pop royalty. You can find a Charles Poekel filmed video for the lush single below along with dates for a North American tour starting in late February. Look for Atlas to arrive March 4 in the U.S. via Domino.
2/28 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 3/1 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
3/3 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
3/4 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre
3/6 Seattle, WA - Neumos
3/8 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
3/9 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
3/11 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
3/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
3/20 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
3/21 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom
3/22 Montreal, Quebec - II Motore
3/23 Toronto, Ontario - The Opera House
3/25 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
3/26 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
3/27 Chicago, IL - Metro
3/28 St Louis, MO - Firebird
3/29 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
3/31 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
4/1 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
4/2 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
4/3 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
4/5 New York, NY - Webster Hall
The National film Mistaken for Strangers receiving a theatrical release
The National haven't been accused of being comedic, but the band will be unloosening their asphyxiating ties just a bit for the theatrical release of Mistaken for Strangers. Out March 28 in theaters and on iTunes, the documentary filmed by frontman Matt Berninger's brother Tom will follow the exploits of the band while on tour for their 2010 High Violet. As Matt Berninger jokes about is brother in the trailer, "he's more of a metalhead, he think's indie rock is pretentious bulls***." Much of the tension and drama of the film stems from this outsider-view of the indie-rock world, a world where "shredding" is alien, and Tom's struggle to relate to his far-more famous brother.
Mistaken for Strangers is being released through Starz Digital Media and Abramorama. You can preview the film below with the official trailer.
Hear Ty Segall's Fuzz cover the Kinks
The impossibly prolific Ty Segall is something of a garage-rock hero at this point, so it makes sense the San Fran rocker would take to a cover of the Kinks "Till the End of the Day" like a duck to water. The original Dave Davies work was already speeding on high-octane energy, but in the hands of the frenetic Segall the song goes into overdrive. The loveable Britpop harmonies are obscured by Segall's manic wailing and the power-chord fed solos drop like a ton of bricks in this heavyweight setting. In Segall's hand, the song's refrain "we do as we please," comes close to mantra.
The cover is part of an ongoing split 7" series by the Brooklyn label Famous Class, called "Less Artists, More Condos." Segall's contribution is the 10th in the series and will be backed by CCR Headcleaner's "Free the Freaks" on the B-side. The split drops January 21 and all proceeds go to the Ariel Panero Memorial through VH1's "Save the Music" campaign.
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